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Biden Makes Shocking Admission In Interview on His Age And Health

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President Joe Biden is the oldest first term president in the history of the United States and this is a concern for some voters.

It is so much of a concern that even an MSNBC journalist asked him about it, and his answer was stunning.

He appeared on the MSNBC show, aptly named “The Sunday Show” where he was asked to convince host Jonathan Capehart’s aunt Gloria to vote for him considering his age.

“Well, I think Aunt Gloria should take a look, I think it’s a legitimate thing to be concerned about, anyone’s age, including mine. I think that’s totally legitimate,” the president said.

“But the best way to make a judgment is to, you know, watch me. You know, am I slowing up? Do I not have the same pace? Or, you know, and that old joke, you know – everybody talks about the new, you know, 70s, 50s, you know all that stuff,” he said.

“I’m a big believer in fate. I could get a disease tomorrow, I could, you know, drop dead tomorrow,” he said.

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He then said people who do not think he has the mental ability to stay as president should “vote against e” before walking that back.

“’If they think I do, then it is fine. If not, they should vote against me- not against me, they should encourage me not to go, but that is not how I feel,” he said.

“But Jonathan, right now, knock on wood, I do not want to jinx myself, I am in good health. All of my- everything physically about me is still functioning well, so you know, and mentally too, so,” he said.

“I can’t even say the age I’m gonna be! I can’t even get it out of my mouth!” he said.

Biden caused a stir again online in a viral video clip in which he responded to a question about whether first lady Jill Biden would support him if he runs for reelection in 2024.

Joe Biden on Friday was asked about his reelection plans by MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart, with the president initially stating that he has not yet officially declared he would run again.

“The reason I’m not making a judgment about formally running or not running is because, once I make that judgment, a whole slew of regulations kick in,” Biden said, going on to say that informally, his choice is to run again.

At that, Capehart asked the president if the first lady was on board with another bid, and Joe Biden sat silent long enough that the interviewer prompted him to respond.

“Dr. Biden thinks that — my wife thinks that — that we’re doing something very important and that I shouldn’t walk away from it,” Biden haltingly responded.

Last month during an interview with NBC, however, Jill Biden said she and her husband — the oldest American to hold the presidency thus far — had not yet discussed reelection.

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“Not yet. We’ve been a little bit too busy. So, not yet,” she told NBC’s “Today” show. “But, I’m sure it will be a discussion.”

CNN added:

The White House has constantly indicated Biden intends to run for reelection 2024, though more recently there have been concerns among some Democrats as to whether a second-term campaign is a fait accompli. Biden’s advanced age and low approval numbers have raised questions about his viability with voters.

Throughout his campaign and increasingly during his presidency, Joe Biden has faced questions about his mental capacity, which Republicans have honed in on time and again, pressing him to take mental cognization exam like former President Donald Trump did. Many have used various public performances, gaffes, and seeming lapses in judgment to question the president’s mental fitness.

“There’s real questions right now as to who’s making the decisions,” Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told Secretary of State Antony Blinken during the latter’s testimony in August.

“We know for a fact that the President of the United States is somewhat disadvantaged here, in that someone is calling shots. He can’t even speak without someone in the White House censoring it or signing off on it,” Risch said, noting several incidents when the White House feed was cut mid-sentence by “a puppeteer act” while Biden was speaking, and when he appeared to be reading from a pre-approved list of reporters to call on during press conferences.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson told Townhall’s Guy Benson over the summer some of Biden’s family members are also concerned: “I know a bunch of members of his family and some a couple of them very well. And I knew for a fact that certain members of the family were very concerned about his cognitive ability. They didn’t expect him to get the nomination. Nobody did. And he got it and they were freaked out about it. That’s…I’m not speculating. I know that for a fact. So I knew that the family believed he was in cognitive decline. So there’s that and that’s news. That’s news.”

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