When questioned about President Biden’s potential to run again, former President Trump commented on Wednesday, suggesting that Biden’s physical and mental capacities might be deteriorating.
Speaking with radio personality Hugh Hewitt, Trump expressed doubt about Biden’s chances as the Democratic nominee. “In my observation, he seems physically weakened and mentally even more so,” Trump remarked to Hewitt.
Trump continued by highlighting that, despite these observations, Biden appears keen to run again. Trump questioned, however, who’s truly in charge, suggesting that influential extremists might be influencing Biden.
The topic of age for both Biden and Trump has been a talking point among voters. A recent survey by the Wall Street Journal revealed that 73% believe Biden, at 80, might be “too old to run,” while 47% expressed similar concerns about Trump, who’s 77.
Additional data from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research showed that 77% of participants felt Biden might be too old to manage another presidential term, with both Democrats (69%) and Republicans (89%) sharing this sentiment. For Trump, 51% believed he might be too old for another term, split between 71% of Democrats and 28% of Republicans.
Despite these concerns, Trump remains a dominant figure for the GOP’s 2024 nomination. However, there are whispers within the Republican Party about their chances in the general election should Trump become the nominee, particularly in a potential rematch with Biden.
Conversely, Biden’s supporters and officials within his administration assert that age isn’t an impediment for him as he approaches the next year. Vice President Harris, speaking to The Associated Press, said she witnesses Biden’s adeptness in the Oval Office daily. She emphasized his ability to grasp intricate issues and make informed decisions for the nation. Harris concluded by expressing confidence in Biden’s performance as president.