On the eve of Trump’s campaign launch, former White House Press Secretary and current MSNBC host-in-waiting Jen Psaki drew sharp criticism for comparing President Joe Biden’s age to that of former President Donald Trump, including from Fox host Dana Perino.
Perino responded to Psaki’s tweet hours before Trump’s announcement on Fox News this Wednesday with a quick argument:
“Um. I don’t know if — Everybody ages at a different rate. So that, we can maybe set that aside.” Perino said in response to Psaki’s tweet. An apparent reference to the stark difference in behavior and energy between Biden and Trump.
Psaki has now officially accepted a job at ultra-liberal broadcaster MSNBC since leaving her post as Biden’s White House Press Secretary.
Controversy has swirled about Biden’s advanced age since he won the Democrat party’s presidential nomination in 2020, a continuous serious of seemingly age related gaffes and apparent mental fog on Biden’s part since has only added fuel to the fire.
Biden will be 80 at the end of November, making him the oldest president in American history. He has stated frequently that he plans to run for re-election in 2024.
On election day in 2024, Trump will be 78, while Biden will be almost 82 years old.
Prior to Biden, Trump was the oldest elected president in US history. He was 70 years old when he was elected in 2016.
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