White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked Friday about concerns about Joe Biden’s age, to which she responded with a ridiculous spin.
77 percent of people said Biden, 80, is too old to get four more years in office, according to an AP-NORC poll.
Meanwhile, a Wall Street Journal poll found 73 percent of voters believed Biden was too old, while just 47 percent said the same of Trump.
A Quinnipiac poll showed 68 percent of voters rated Biden as too old; however, just 34 percent said the same of Trump.
Perhaps it’s not Biden’s age that is the concern, it’s the fact he has displayed multiple incidents of not being up to the task of being commander-in-chief.
“Eighty is the new forty. Didn’t you hear?” Jean-Pierre said when asked about concerns about Biden’s age.
“But look, it is — let’s — let’s — you know, I get asked this question about once a week, maybe twice a week. I don’t know. I’ve lost track,” she said.
“This is a president, if you think about it — in 2019, he got the same criticism; in 2020, he got the same criticism; in 2022, he got the same criticism.
“And every time, he beats the naysayers. Every time, he goes above and beyond and makes history in doing that — that others are not able to — others are not able to do, right? And I think that’s really important, too.”
“And so, you know, I get the — I get the question on age. Certainly, we all do. But what we’re going to continue to talk about is the record that this President has had. It’s been a historic record.”
When asked why Americans feel Biden is too old , she replied, “You know, I can’t speak to every American out there and their concerns.”
“What I can speak to is what this President has done, right? I can speak to his experience. I could speak to the wisdom that he has. I can speak to his record,” she said.
“When it comes to — when it comes to how Americans — what they’re saying about your particular question to me, that’s for them to speak to. I can just stay on — on our message — the platform that we’re trying to push forward, and that is delivering for the American people. We believe that we’re doing that,” she added.
NBC noted the difference in perception between Trump and Biden on their slight age difference.
“Trump just comes off as a much younger person. Just the way he speaks, the way he walks. Just everything he does,” Renee King said.
“He’s more into social media,” Jane Story said. “I mean, anybody has to learn with the times. And I just feel as though Trump has moved with the times and Biden has not.”
Indeed, Biden isn’t just old, he acts like the best place for him is a care home.