Biden tries out a new line of attack on Trump: The former president’s age


President Joe Biden took a new approach in targeting his political adversary, former President Donald Trump, by focusing on Trump’s age. Responding to criticism about his own age as a potential electoral disadvantage, the 81-year-old Biden, during an interview with Seth Meyers, quipped about Trump, who is 77 years old. Biden joked about Trump’s memory lapse, referring to an incident where the former president mistakenly called his wife Melania “Mercedes” at CPAC.

Biden emphasized that voters should not just consider a candidate’s age but also evaluate the relevance of their ideas. He criticized Trump for wanting to revert to outdated positions, such as on Roe v. Wade, and argued that Trump’s policy positions harken back 50 to 60 years.

This shift in Biden’s messaging strategy comes as Trump secures victories in the South Carolina Republican primaries. While Trump has not directly attacked Biden’s age, he often portrays Biden as “incompetent” and “cognitively impaired,” emphasizing concerns about Biden’s abilities rather than focusing solely on age.

During Biden’s upcoming visit to the Texas-Mexico border, he plans to meet with Border Patrol agents, law enforcement, and local officials to discuss bipartisan border security agreements. This move coincides with Trump’s visit to Eagle Pass, Texas, indicating a potential clash over border policies between the two figures.

Biden also criticized Trump on various fronts during the interview, highlighting the importance of the administration’s accomplishments and expressing concern about Trump’s statements regarding Russia and NATO. As Biden prepares for crucial meetings with congressional leaders to discuss border security, government shutdown avoidance, and funding for Ukraine, the president asserts that foreign leaders are apprehensive about the prospect of a second Trump term and its potential impact on international relations.

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