Megyn Kelly, a conservative commentator, recently expressed concern that Trump and Biden would face each other in a rematch for the presidency in 2024, implying that “they could both die” in the process.
Kelly voiced her concern that the United States would be left without a president due to the ages of both contenders.
Trump, who is 76 and would be 82, and Biden, who is 80 and would be 86 at the end of a second term, both present significant challenges as they prepare for the election.
Kelly questioned on her show if Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), another candidate for the Republican nomination, has a realistic shot of winning.
“You know what’s crazy? If Trump and Biden end up in the race, and I apologize in advance, they may both die. One of them might not even make it to election day, let alone a full term of office (or two, in the case of Biden). When you have presidential contenders who are in their 80s, this is a real consideration,” Kelley said.
Both parties have been concerned about Biden’s advanced age after he was recently seen on camera stumbling and laboring through a public speech.
It was revealed last month that the president does very little during his 30-hour work week before flying home to Delaware for an even more leisurely weekend.
When asked about scheduling “public or private events” with Biden, White House staff reportedly stated that weekends, mornings, and evenings are the most difficult. Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., he holds most of his public appearances.
Jen Psaki, the former press secretary for the White House, has said that Biden “does nothing at 9 a.m.”
Many, however, believe that Trump, despite his age, is more intellectually capable than Biden of serving another four years in Washington, D.C.
He claimed he had a “good memory” and had scored very highly on a cognitive test in 2020.
Mr. Trump said, “If you’re going to be in the office of the presidency, we have to be sharp,” and he added that he had requested the exam from former White House physician Ronny Jackson. There were roughly thirty-five questions. The first few questions are easy, but the last few are quite challenging.
More than six in ten people in a recent NPR/PBS News Hour/Marist survey expressed concern over Biden’s mental health. And while 43% of Americans don’t think Trump’s mental competence is an issue, 51% say it is.
This comes as Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, has just officially entered the race for president in 2024. After years of economic stagnation caused by Biden’s radical agenda, many believe the 44-year-old contender may provide fresh perspectives and win over a younger voting bloc.