President Biden reportedly lashed out about his age as debate continues over whether he will be too old to run for a second term.
“You think I don’t know how f***ing old I am?” Biden, 80, reportedly told allies reacting to how often the media discusses his age, according to Politico.
In October, the president told MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart that he understands Americans’ concerns about his age.
“Well, I think it’s a legitimate thing to be concerned about anyone’s age, including mine, I think that’s totally legitimate, but I think the best way to make the judgement is to watch me. Am I slowing up? Am I, don’t have the same pace? Or you know and that old joke, everyone talks about the new 70s, 50s, all that stuff. You know, I’m a great respecter of fate. I could get a disease tomorrow. I could you know, drop dead tomorrow, but, I, you know, in terms of my energy level, in terms of how much I’m able to do, I think people should look and say is he still have the same passion for what he’s doing, and if they think I do and I can do it then that’s fine, if they don’t they should vote against me—not against me—they should encourage me not to go, but that’s not how I feel.”
"I think it's a legitimate thing to be concerned about anyone's age, including mine," says Biden.— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 23, 2022
"Watch me. You know, am I slowing up? Am I don't have the same pace?...I could get a disease tomorrow, I could, you know, drop dead tomorrow." pic.twitter.com/o7jDVE5WVV
While he has not made a "formal decision," he told Capehart it is his "intention to run again."
Biden: "It's my intention to run again."— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 22, 2022
Host: "Dr. Biden is for it?"
Host: "Mr. President?"
Biden: "Dr. Biden thinks that uh, my wife thinks that uh, that I uh, that, that we're, that we're doing something very important." pic.twitter.com/0xsKGQOw1R