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.
“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.”
“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.
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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