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Elon Musk Declares Biden Is Too Old To Run for Second Term: ‘How In Touch With The People Are You?’

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Billionaire Elon Musk is openly questioning President Joe Biden’s mental fitness for another term in office, suggesting that he is simply too old to be “in touch” with Americans at this point in his life and political career.

“You don’t want to be too far from the average age of the population because it’s going to be very difficult to stay in touch,” Musk told the Financial Times.

“Maybe one generation away from the average age is OK, but two generations?” he added. “At the point where you’ve got great-grandchildren, I don’t know, how in touch with the people are you? Is it even possible to be?”

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Business Insider noted further:

Musk, who said he voted for Biden in 2020 and has voted for Democrats in the past, has become critical of the president as their relationship deteriorated since Biden was elected. Musk said he plans to vote Republican in the next election. Biden will be close to 82 if he gets elected again in 2024. The White House did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment on Musk’s remarks.

Musk has made reference to the age of politicians before. Last year, after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) complained in a tweet that wealthy Americans don’t pay their fair share of income taxes, Musk responded: “I keep forgetting you’re still alive.”

Others have questioned Biden’s mental fitness in regards to simply being able to finish his current term, let alone run for and finish a second one. None have been as vocal about it as Texas GOP Rep. Ronny Jackson, who previously served as the White House physician under the Obama and Trump administrations. During an interview on Fox News recently, Jackson called Biden’s cognitive abilities into question and discussed what could be behind his struggles.

“Well, I mean, congressman, there were signs that Joe Biden was declining during the 2020 campaign. I mean, let’s face it. He stayed in the basement the whole time during the campaign. So who knew what when? Are they hiding this and feeding him drugs to allow him to function? I know he goes home to Delaware a lot, more than any other president. So I guess my question is, what did Obama know? What did Jill Biden know? And who’s running the White House right now and are they covering up for these mental issues?” host Maria Bartiromo asked.

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“Well, that’s the big question everybody’s asking, who’s really pulling the strings, who’s running the country right now? We don’t know the answer to that. We don’t know if it’s Susan Rice or Ron Klain or if it’s Joe Biden or who it is, but somebody else is doing this. They’re doing exactly what you said, they’re rolling him out at specific times during the day, he’s got good days and bad days,” Jackson began.

“And whether or not they have him on drugs, I don’t know. There are drugs out that that can increase your alertness and your memory and things of that nature, you know, cover stuff like this up temporarily. So, I’m sure some of that is going on as well, but we don’t know because his physician hasn’t stood up and took the questions that I took when I was Trump’s physician and answered those questions,” Jackson continued.

He added: “With regards to the Obama Administration and who should’ve done something about it, they saw him every day and they stayed in close contact with him, I’m sure after the Obama-Biden Administration was over. Somebody should have done something. Maria, I think they were so blinded by the fact that if Joe Biden came into office, they were going to be able to populate the entire West Wing with Obama folks, and that actually happened. Initially, there were a ton of Obama folks in the West Wing and we have Susan Rice running domestic policy right now. So, I think that they thought that the risk was worth it to get their people back into the West Wing, and they just ignored the fact that this man had some serious cognitive issues. And now they’re going to have to answer why, because it’s getting worse, it’s unsustainable at this particular point.”

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