Biden Jokes He Could Get Sick and 'Drop Dead Tomorrow' When Asked About His Age

Brittany M. Hughes | October 24, 2022
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President Joe Biden joked over the weekend about the possibility that he could get sick and “drop dead tomorrow” in response to questions about his age and mental competency, lending not a single bit of confidence to those who say the soon-to-be-octogenarian might not be firing on all cylinders. 

The 79-year-old gaffe-prone president told MSNBC he’s a “great respecter of fate” before suggesting that anyone who thinks he’s not up to the task of leading the free world should simply tell him not to run. (Not that Jil- er, Joe would listen.)

“Am I slowing up? Am I…don’t have the same pace?” Biden shot back when asked to respond to voter concerns that his age might be hampering his ability to do the job.

“And that old joke, you know, everybody talks about 70 is the new 50, and all that stuff. I could be…I’m a great respecter of fate. I could get a disease tomorrow, I could, you know, drop dead tomorrow,” the president then joked.

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“But it terms of my energy level, in terms of how much I’m able to do…I think people should look and say, does 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,” he went on.

Biden added that those who think he’s too old or unstable to run should “encourage me not to.”

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