President Joe Biden is reportedly upset over the media’s fixation on his age. This is likely going to remain a point of contention as the 2024 elections start moving closer.
Biden, who turned 80 last month is currently the oldest-serving U.S. President in history. This has led to many questioning whether his age may affect his fitness in leading the country.
Politico on Tuesday published a story discussing the “eerily quiet” 2024 race so far. On the Republican side, former President Trump’s announcement has led to many not wanting to oppose him, while President Biden has not made any official announcement about running despite previously repeatedly saying that he had every intention to run in the 2024 election.
In the article, Politico’s Jonathan Martin also wrote that earlier in the year the President had expressed his frustrations to his allies reportedly saying in regards to the press “‘You think I don’t know how f—ing old I am?’”.
In October a different Politico report also noted how the White House was trying to downplay the President’s birthday as his age is a sensitive topic both among his supporters and rivals.
Despite all of this there are many top Democrats who have remained vocal supporters of Biden and are hoping to see him place another bid for the White House in 2024. However, the polls show that Democratic voters are concerned about whether Biden would be fit enough to be the President in 2024.