In a recent interview, First Lady Jill Biden addressed concerns about President Biden’s age and health. MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski raised the issue, pointing out the physical and emotional stress associated with the presidency, especially for someone of Biden’s age. Brzezinski asked if there was any worry about his ability to handle it. However, Jill Biden confidently replied that her husband is more than capable and described seeing his vigor, energy, and passion every day.
When Brzezinski questioned what Jill would say to those who believe Biden is “too old” to vote for, the First Lady defended his age as an asset. She highlighted his wisdom, experience, and knowledge of world leaders and history. According to her, these qualities make him the right person for the job at this moment in history.
However, public opinion seems to differ. A Monmouth University poll conducted in October revealed that 76% of voters believed Biden was “too old” to serve another term, while only 48% said the same about Trump, who was just three and a half years older. Similarly, a New York Times/Siena College poll showed that 71% of respondents considered Biden too old to be an effective president, with even 54% of his own supporters sharing that view.
Brzezinski also asked if the couple had considered withdrawing from the race due to the “cruelty of MAGA Republicans.” In response, Jill Biden explained that they felt a strong commitment to democracy and the preservation of freedoms, which is why they were determined to continue campaigning. She presented the upcoming election as a choice between strong and steady leadership fighting for democracy or a path of chaos and division.
In conclusion, while Jill Biden firmly believes her husband’s age is an asset, public opinion suggests a majority of voters have concerns about his ability to serve effectively. Yet, the Bidens remain committed to their campaign, motivated by a desire to uphold democracy and protect American freedoms.