He’s Even Older Than Biden!

Joe Biden

(TheIndependentStar.com) – In what might as well be deemed a new embarrassment for Joe Biden, the 81-year-old president has been defended on age by renowned 98-year-old actor and comedian Dick Van Dyke.

Van Dyke has addressed concerns regarding Biden’s age, asserting that despite being significantly older than the president, he is still fully capable and coherent.

“I’m old enough to be his father,” the acclaimed actor from “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “Mary Poppins” remarked during an interview on The Hollywood Reporter’s “Awards Chatter” podcast, which aired Thursday.

He was responding to queries about whether the criticisms of the 81-year-old president’s age hold merit.

“I’ve got all my marbles. So I’m not worried about it,” stated the 98-year-old Van Dyke, as cited by The Hill.

A Gallup survey released on the same day indicated that 59 percent of participants expressed significant concern over Biden’s age, in stark contrast to just 18 percent who said the same about former President Trump, who is 78.

Van Dyke, who previously endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders in his 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns, affirmed his support for Biden as the next election approaches.

“I met Joe Biden. And I said, ‘You know, I used to be as tall as you are.’ And he said, ‘I used to have hair like you.’ I liked him right away,” Van Dyke shared, recounting the exchange humorously.

Van Dyke also reminisced about an encounter with Trump at a party in Malibu, California, prior to Trump’s political career.

“He was in a Hawaiian shirt, open, big belly all nice and tan, a couple of gold chains hanging around his neck and a blonde on his arm — I’ll be charitable and say she was 20.” “And he looked down at me like, ‘Who are you?’” Van Dyke narrated to podcast host Scott Feinberg.

He succinctly described Trump: “He’s just disturbed.”

When discussing his perspective on contemporary global issues, Van Dyke expressed deep concern.

“I’m very, very worried. No kidding, in every respect,” he said elaborating on the environmental and social unrest currently plaguing the world.

“What’s happening with our weather? No one knows — one hurricane, tornado after another. There seems to be something wrong with people. People, instead of going to the ballot box, are rioting for no reason, and it doesn’t make any difference,” the Tony and Emmy Award winner commented.

He further highlighted escalating international tensions.

“Russia is poised along the Ukraine border with nuclear weapons. China has already announced it’s going to take Taiwan back,” he continued, somberly adding, “I think we are on the verge of maybe the end. I’m that worried about it.”

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