Biden's Biographer: Potential for President to Drop Out of 2024 Race

20:37 04.09.2023

In the midst of widespread speculation about President Joe Biden's age and competency, Franklin Foer, the author of a newly released biography on the president, has made remarks suggesting that it would not be surprising if Biden were to cancel his re-election bid by the end of the year. Foer's book, titled "The Last Politician: Inside Joe Biden's White House and the Struggle for America's Future", delves into the inner workings of the Biden administration and its challenges. During an appearance on NBC's Meet the Press, Foer expressed his view that "it doesn't take Bob Woodward to understand that Joe Biden is old", making a reference to the renowned Watergate reporter who also happens to be 80 years old, the same age as Biden.

The issue of age has become a persistent topic in US politics, particularly when it comes to the 80-year-old president. Foer, while admitting it is unlikely, stated that it would not be a complete shock if Biden were to drop out of the race for the White House. The president's age has been an ongoing concern, as has the age of former President Donald Trump, who is 77.

Foer emphasized that he is not a gerontologist and cannot predict how Biden's age will affect him in the coming years. However, he highlighted the growing attention on age in US politics, with Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley even suggesting competency tests for candidates over the age of 75. These discussions gained further traction last week when 81-year-old Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared to freeze for the second time in just over a month during a press conference.

Overall, Foer's biography has added fuel to the fire surrounding Biden's age and raised questions about his ability to fulfill his duties as president. While it remains to be seen how Biden's age will impact his presidency and his potential re-election bid, the issue of age in US politics continues to be a prominent topic of debate.

/ Monday, September 4, 2023, 8:37 PM /

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