As the 2024 presidential campaign looms, Republican critics are raising concerns about President Joe Biden’s age and mental competency. But in a recent interview with CNN, First Lady Jill Biden pushed back against these concerns.
“How many 30-year-olds could travel to Poland, get on the train? Go nine more hours, go to Ukraine, meet with President (Volodymyr) Zelensky?” she said. “So, look at the man. Look what he’s doing. Look what he continues to do each and every day.”
Jill Biden also addressed questions about her husband’s potential re-election bid, stating that it’s ultimately Joe’s decision and that they will support him no matter what.
But Republican critics, including former White House doctor and Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson, continue to question Biden’s mental health. Jackson recently appeared on “Sunday Morning Futures” and stated that Biden himself is the “cancer” and needs to be removed from office.
“He’s what needs to be removed, not the lesion they found,” Jackson said about Biden’s recent cancerous lesion removal. “All we care about in this country, with regards to President Biden – 80 years old, who’s got some obvious cognitive issues – is a cognitive assessment of some sort. We want something, on the record, to prove to us that he is cognitively capable of doing this job. It’s almost a moot point at this stage because we all know he’s not.”
Critics have also pointed to data from RNC Research, which shows that Biden has spent 40% of his presidency on vacation. However, Jill Biden defended her husband’s work ethic and pointed out his frequent travels and meetings with world leaders.
As the 2024 election approaches, it’s clear that Biden’s age and mental health will continue to be hotly debated topics. But for now, the Bidens remain focused on their work and supporting each other in whatever decision they make.