Joe Biden Turns 78 Today

Should we be worried about his age?

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The Numbers

  • At 78 years old upon taking office, Joe Biden will be the oldest president in the history of the United States.
  • By January of 2021, Donald Trump will be 74 years and 200 days old.
  • Donald Trump was just 70 years old when he won the 2016 election.
  • The average life expectancy of males in the United States is 78.54 years.
  • A person who lives until age 78 can be expected to live for another 9.43 years.

Public Perceptions

As a candidate for office, Joe Biden promised complete transparency and truthfulness reagarding his health. In September of 2020, Biden told CNN:

What Comes Next for Biden?

At 78 years old, Biden must make his health a top priority. Regardless of his performance in the Oval Office, the incoming President will be forced to combat questions involving his age for the next four years.

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