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Jill Biden: My husband's age 'is an asset'

First lady Jill Biden says the president’s age isn’t a liability, but “an asset.”

“He’s wise. He has wisdom,” she told Mika Brzezinski in an interview that aired Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Brzezinski, noting the 81-year-old president would be 86 at the end of a second term in the White House, asked Biden if there was a part of her “that is worried about his age and health.”

“Can he do it?” Brzezinski asked.

“He can do it. And I see Joe every day. I see him out, traveling around this country. I see his vigor, I see his energy, I see his passion every, single day,” the commander in chief’s wife of 46 years replied.

“I say his age is an asset,” she said.

“He is experienced. He knows every leader on the world stage. He’s lived history. He knows history,” Biden, 72, said.

“He’s thoughtful in his decisions,” she added.

“He’s is the right man, the right person for the job at this moment in history.”

Wall Street Journal poll conducted last August found that 73 percent of registered voters considered Biden “too old to run for president.” Forty-seven percent of those polled indicated that age was also an issue for Biden’s potential Republican 2024 opponent, 77-year-old former President Trump.

“We have to win. We must win. We cannot let go of our democracy,” Biden said of her husband’s reelection bid.

“And if you don’t?” Brzezinski asked.

“I don’t know,” Biden responded.

“I can’t think about it,” she said.


Source: The Hill

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