US presidential election 2024: Biden judges Trump a “danger” to democracy

Joe Biden brushed off questions about his age after announcing his 2024 presidential bid on Wednesday, while insisting his potential Republican rival, Donald Trump, is a “danger” to American democracy.

“I feel great,” the 80-year-old Democratic leader said in response to a question about his age during a joint press conference with his South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk-yeol at the White House.

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“I’m excited about this opportunity,” Joe Biden said. “What happens in the next two, three, four years is going to determine what the next decade looks like.”

Asked about 76-year-old Donald Trump, Mr. Biden said: “I know him well, and I know the danger he represents to our democracy.”

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“We’ve been through it all before,” he said.

Joe Biden announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election on Tuesday, promising to restore “dignity” to working-class America.

If the Democrat has shown unusual tolerance for juggling between international crises and major reforms, his main handicap remains his age.

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Never before had Americans elected a president so old, nor had a candidate asked to give up the keys to the White House until he was 86.

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