The ailing president is only getting worse with every passing day. His time could be coming up soon.
And Biden’s resignation rumors just set Washington, D.C. on fire.
Joe Biden is the oldest actively serving president the United States has ever had.
If he’s re-elected in 2024, he will smash his own record, being inaugurated at the age of 82.
But with constant gaffes and seemingly pointless ramblings plaguing his speeches and daily life, people are curious if he’ll even make it to the election.
According to a Biden biographer who had “unparalleled access” to the president’s “tight inner circle” for his new book, President Biden dropping out of the 2024 presidential race “wouldn’t be a total shock.”
Franklin Foer, the well-connected author of “The Last Politican,” said on Sunday that he wouldn’t rule out the president’s walking away from a second term because of the president’s strong trust in fate.
“I would say it would, it would be a surprise to me. But it wouldn’t be a total surprise. … It wouldn’t be a total shock,” Foer told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd when asked about the prospects of Biden removing himself from the race by the end of the year.
“When he talks about his life, he uses this word, fate, constantly,” Foer explained.
“Joe Biden is a very religious guy, and fate is a word loaded with religious meaning. And he always talks about, he can’t say where fate goes. And so I always, when I hear that, to me, it’s the ellipses in the sentence when he’s talking about his own future.”
If re-elected, Biden, the oldest president in US history, will be 86 by the end of his second term.
During his first two years as president, Biden “would occasionally admit that he felt tired,” according to an excerpt from Foer’s book, which also notes that the commander in chief’s “public persona reflected physical decline and time’s dulling of mental faculties that no pill or exercise regime can resist.”
“It doesn’t take Bob Woodward to understand that Joe Biden is old,” Foer told Todd, referring to the Washington Post reporter who broke the Watergate scandal.
“I’m not a gerontologist, and I can’t predict how the next couple of years will age Joe Biden,” Foer said.
In April, Biden formally declared his re-election bid, asking voters to give him another four years as president to help him “finish the job” amid rising worries about his senior age.
According to a Wall Street Journal poll issued Monday, two-thirds of Democrats and 73% of registered voters believe Biden is too old to run for re-election, and only 36% of the 1,500 respondents believe the president is mentally ready for office.
In public, Biden has acknowledged that voters’ “legitimate concern” about his age.
According to Politico, the oldest commander in chief has “vented to allies” over how frequently the matter is discussed in the media in private.
“You think I don’t know how f–king old I am?” an exasperated Biden ranted to one of his acquaintances last year, according to the outlet.
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