On Wednesday (April 26), President Joe Biden’s age took center stage when reporters pressed the President on his age in the 2024 Presidential race, but Biden insisted he was up to the task, saying his age “doesn’t even register.”
Reporters questioned Biden on the issue during a joint news conference with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol.
A reporter confronted Biden on his low approval ratings and widespread concern among Democrats that he is too old to run.
The reporter began by acknowledging that Biden admitted that questions about his age are “legitimate,” but that his answer was always, “Look at me.”
The reporter noted that 70 percent of Americans, “including a majority of Democrats,” believe Biden should not run again, asking the President, “What do you say to that?”
Biden referenced the polling data, highlighting his “favorability rating” was between 42 and 46 percent, but emphasized that everyone who sought reelection was in the same position at the moment.
Biden continued to defend his record as President by touting the CHIPS Act and other legislation before turning to reflect on his age.
The President then explained he “can’t even say” how old he is or say a number, noting, “it doesn’t register with me.”
Biden then added that people could judge whether he has or doesn’t have it.
The President also emphasized that he had given his thought careful consideration before deciding “to run, and I feel good and excited about the prospects.”
Biden is 80 years old, and many have speculated that he would pass the torch after serving one term.
But, if Biden wins reelection, he will be 82 on Inauguration Day 2025.