Washington Post Poses Concerns About Biden’s Age

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(ConservativeHub.com) – On May 19, The Washington Post Editorial Board released a piece in which they detailed what the main issue with President Biden’s age is and claimed that the public deserves to know everything regarding Biden’s health and the steps he is taking to remain healthy.

In their piece, the editorial board argued that while Biden’s age might not necessarily end up being the deciding factor for everyone, it is still an important one to note and a potential vulnerability for the President, especially as his age might affect his health, physical and mental capacity. They say the public deserves to be aware of everything regarding his health, and the President should inform reporters and the public about his health on a regular basis, without being under the control of the White House staff. According to the article, this is something he will need to address, regardless of whether he faces former President Donald Trump or some other opponent.

In April, Biden, who is already the oldest President to ever sit in office, announced that he would be running for reelection. At the time of the 2024 November election, he is going to be 82 years old.

The editorial board wrote that while Biden’s physicians have deemed him to be healthy, according to Social Security Administration data, the “average person his age can expect to live an additional 8.5 years.” This means that during his second term, the US might be faced with Biden dealing with health troubles, or the 25th Amendment being invoked to deal with the disability of the President.

President Biden has repeatedly dismissed concerns about his age in the past, stating during a previous press conference that he decided to run and that he feels “good and excited about the prospects.” However, WaPo noted that he did acknowledge the issue, saying, “I respect [voters] taking a hard look at it.”

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