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Joe Biden, Democrats Top 2020 Pick, Admits He is an Old Man

“Well, God darn, you’re old,” Biden said, speaking about how people might think of him.

By NTK Staff | 10.17.2018 @4:30pm
Joe Biden, Democrats Top 2020 Pick, Admits He is an Old Man

Former Vice President Joe Biden admitted that he’s old during a question and answer session at the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan on Tuesday.

Biden, 75, has not made a formal announcement about running for president in 2020, but he addressed questions regarding his age and fitness for office.

But amidst Biden’s admission, he defended his age, arguing one’s physical and mental fitness is more important than age.

“I think it’s totally appropriate for people to look at me and say if I were to run for office again, ‘Well, God darn, you’re old.’ Well, chronologically, I am old,” Biden said at the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan on Tuesday, CNN reported.

“Every voter is entitled to know exactly what kind of shape you’re in,” Biden continued. “You owe it to them. It’s a legitimate question, and so I think age is relevant.”

Biden would be 78 by inauguration day in January 2021. That would make him the oldest person to be sworn in as president in U.S. history.

A poll released Tuesday showed Biden with a wide lead over his fellow Democrats considering presidential campaigns. One-third, or 33 percent, of respondents picked Biden as their choice to challenge President Trump. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is 77 years-old, came in second with 13 percent.

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