President Joe Biden came unhinged over reports of his age after turning 80 years old and becoming the oldest serving president.
"You think I don't know how f**king old I am?" he reportedly said to one ally, Politico reported.
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"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 on MSNBC's "The Sunday Show."
"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 added.
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"Top Democrats have been vocal in supporting a Biden reelection bid, particularly in the aftermath of the 2022 midterms where Democrats performed much stronger than anticipated. But polls consistently show Democratic voters continue voicing that they'd rather not see Biden run in 2024, with many citing concerns over his fitness," Fox News reported.
"Throughout his political career, Biden has been known to be a "gaffe machine," which has only continued into his presidency. Some of his GOP critics, however, have cited his more bizarre blunders as a sign of a mental decline" it added.
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Many believe the concerns are not with the president's age, but issues of cognitive ability.
Several examples have been documented, with one of the worst blunders being he attempted to recognize Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) during a live meeting, asking, "Where's Jackie?" repeatedly shortly after her death in a car accident.
If he runs again in 2024, he could find himself in a rematch with former President Donald Trump, who is not far behind him in age. The two aging candidates are leading a growing number of Americans to call for new candidates on both sides.
The age concerns aren't limited to the White House. Several lawmakers in Congress are in their late 70s and beyond, including Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) who at 89 is the oldest sitting member of Congress.
The age questions will continue to arise whether Biden likes it or not, especially if he runs again in 2024.