Aged Biden Should Not Seek Another Term in the White House, Critics and Supporters Say

President Joe Biden recently acknowledged that concerns over his age are “totally legitimate” and with the 2024 election rapidly approaching, both critics and supporters of the 80-year-old have voiced their concern.

ABC News’ David Muir asked the president if these age-related worries will be a deciding factor for whether he seeks re-election. The president, who will be 82 at the time of the next election and 86 at the end of his second term should he win again, responded “No. But it’s legitimate for people to raise issues about my age. It’s totally legitimate to do that. And the only thing I can say is watch me.”

However, despite passing his annual physical exam fit to serve as president, there were some concerns raised by medical experts due to the fact that no mental status exams were included in his report — raising further doubts over his ability to campaign while also running a country.

The New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg suggested that Biden is “too old” to run for re-election in 2024 and would not have the energy or capacity to campaign as he did during 2020’s virtual election process.

It remains unclear whether President Biden will seek another term in office or if he will heed criticism from both sides and determine another candidate better suited than himself for this role. What does seem certain is that questions over his age will continue until a decision is made clear.