Biden called himself “a man in his prime” – April 30, 2023
US President Joe Biden, commenting on questions about his age after the announcement of plans to run for a second term, said he was in his prime. About this April 30 writes The New York Times.
“You call me old? I call myself experienced. Are you calling me ancient? I say that I am wise. They say I’m not the same as before. Journalist Don Lemon would say that this is a man in his prime,” Biden said during a speech at the White House Correspondents Association dinner.
At the same time, the president noted that the question of age is justified. He also recalled the headlines in the media, which said that “Biden’s age is a big problem. However, Trump’s age is not.”
The president also joked about Elon Musk. He recalled that the entrepreneur had previously said that the National Public Radio should be deprived of funding. Biden said the only way to make NPR disappear is for Elon Musk to buy it.
In addition, Biden said that on Saturday he met with the family of Evan Gershkovich, a correspondent for The Wall Street Journa, who was arrested in Russia for espionage. According to him, Washington every day is looking for opportunities and tools to return the journalist home.