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Biden defends his decision to run again in the face of criticism of his age

Biden defends his decision to run again in the face of criticism of his age

The president’s campaign, touting his good economic results and his ambitious industrial recovery plans, has so far failed to push these concerns about the age and energy level of the Democratic Party into the background.

Joe Biden promised on Monday that he was aware of questions about his age, but explained that he was running to protect American democracy, which Donald Trump, according to him, wants to “destroy.”

“A lot of people focus on my age,” said the 80-year-old US president.

“I understand it, believe me, I know it better than anybody,” he said during a fundraiser organized with Broadway artists in New York.

Anxiety in the Democratic camp

“I’m running because democracy is at stake. Because we’ll be voting again in 2024 on the future of democracy. Let me be clear: Donald Trump and his Republican supporters are determined to destroy American democracy,” Joe Biden charged. , in November 2024, to meet again with the former Republican president.

The polls follow each other and, like Joe Biden, the majority of voters consider him too old to run.

A few days ago, influential Democratic columnist David Ignatius echoed these concerns in an op-ed. The Washington Post, which caused a stir in the US capital. While expressing his “admiration” for the Democratic president, the editorial believes that by representing Joe Biden he “risks overturning his greatest achievement in stopping Trump.”

However, the question of age is not so easy for the former Republican leader. Donald Trump, 77, insisted during an interview that aired Sunday on NBC that Joe Biden’s problem isn’t his 80 years, but “his incompetence.”

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Americans worry more about Joe Biden, even though current polls show less of an age gap between the two men.

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