in the vicinityVideoJoe Biden’s age, storage under renewed attack as allies warn against low blows
The former Vice-President Joe Biden came under fire, while the third democratic debate. His age and the memory was out of the question, New Jersey Senator and 2020 hopeful Corey Booker to say that people have a right to be concerned.
Former President Jimmy Carter said he could not have treated the presidency to the 80-year-old — seemingly under the jabs at some of the presidential candidates well into their 70s.
Carter, 95, served as 39th U.S. President from 1977 to 1981, when he was in his 50s. Speaking at his annual report to the Carter Center in Atlanta, Ga., on Tuesday, he said that he hopes, “there is an age limit” to the service in one of the most powerful positions in the world.
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“If I can’t be just 80 years old, when I was 15 years younger, I think I was able to take over the tasks that I experienced when I was President,” he told the crowd, after he was asked whether he would run in 2020, he can run still technically running for office.
Former President Jimmy Carter, pictured here in September 2018, said he hoped, “is there an age limit” on the U.S. presidency.
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Carter lost his re-election by Ronald Reagan, and he served two terms and left office as the oldest President in history, at the age of 77. President Trump, who is 73 years old, is a record-setter, too — he was Reagan’s mark as the oldest newly elected President in history.
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The former Vice-President, Joe Biden, is 76 and sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., 78. If you were to win the democratic nomination and eventually the presidency, they would be 80, while in the office.
The age of the presidential candidates has come into play as you vie for the role. In last week’s democratic debate in Houston, Texas, pre-runner, Biden came under fire for his mental sharpness, especially from the former housing Secretary Julian Castro, who stole it from Biden memory.
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“You just said two minutes ago, you would have to buy. You will forget what you said two minutes ago?” Castro asked, in what seemed to be a reference to past senior moments from Biden. Castro, as it turned out, was wrong in his statement about Biden’s health care plan.
Rival Sen. Cory Booker, D-N. J., backed Castro after the debate, and questions about Biden, told CNN: “I think we are at a difficult point, because there are a lot of people are concerned about Joe Biden’s ability to carry the ball all the way across the end line without fumbling. … I think that Castro really had legitimate concerns, may be he someone in a long, grueling campaign… and has every right to call.”
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A video, released by Trump’s re-election campaign on Tuesday stole also in the case of Biden’s fitness for office, spotlighting clips of his recent gaffes and other verbal gaffes, coupled with plenty of clips from experts to question its readiness.
Carter said on Tuesday, “the things I faced in the outside, I think I could commit to 80 years old. At 95, which is out of the question. I have a hard time walking.”
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The former President, recently, the longest-living President, it was said in the American history, he has not yet decided on a 2020 primary candidates, but noted that he would “keep an open mind.”
“One of the most important factors that I have in my mind, who can beat Trump,” Carter said, weeks before his 95. Birthday. In the election in 2016, he voted for Sanders.
Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser and Adam Shaw and The Associated Press contributed to this report.