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esident Joe Biden was forced to defend his mental and physical fitness for office yet again on Sunday as questions continue to mount over whether the 79-year-old leader will – or even could – run for re-election in 2024.
During an interview on MSNBC’s The Sunday Show, Biden was confident in his own capacities but conceded that he understood his nearing 80 was a ‘concern’ for some voters.
Further pressing on his own mortality, Biden said, ‘I could get a disease, I could drop dead tomorrow.’
It comes after host Jonathan Capehart aired a bizarre segment in which the journalist phoned his aunt into the interview.
He then asked Biden about his Democrat-voting relative’s concerns about 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.’