US President Joe Biden is unlikely to be re-elected until the age of 86, Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley has said, warning that his supporters will have to be content with Kamala Harris in the Oval Office. Nikki Haley’s comments came as criticism of Biden’s recent announcement that he would seek re-election in 2024.
“I think we can all be very clear and really say that if you vote for Joe Biden you’re really counting on a President Harris, because the idea that she’ll live until she’s 86 It’s not something I think is likely,” Haley said during a discussion on Fox News on Wednesday.
Responding to this, Andrew Bates, deputy press secretary at the White House, said, “As you know, we don’t respond to campaigns here directly. But to be honest, I forgot she was running.” “
Haley began her presidential race around a “new generation” of leadership, arguing that candidates over the age of 75 should take a cognitive test. The proposal was immediately slammed by US First Lady Jill Biden.
Biden, who announced his candidacy on Tuesday, does not see his age as an issue despite facing criticism from critics.
“I can’t even say how old I think I am. I can’t even tell the number. It doesn’t register with me. I took a hard look at it before I decided to run. And I feel good.” is,” Biden told reporters on Tuesday.
Opponents of Biden’s candidacy point to the president’s mistakes as a sign of his declining mental health. At 80, the Democrat is the oldest president in US history.