Hillary Says To ‘Accept The Reality’ That Biden Is Old

Former First Lady Hillary Clinton is asking Americans to “accept the reality” that President Joe Biden is old. During an appearance on the “Mornings with Zerlina” radio show on SiriusXM Tuesday, she advised people to move on from the fact that Biden is 81 years old and focus on ensuring he wins the 2024 election so as to prevent former President Donald Trump from being elected to the White House once again.

According to the former Secretary of State, Trump is also old and is a worse candidate, as he poses an authoritarian threat.

“Somebody the other day said to me… ‘Well, but, you know, Joe Biden’s old.’ I said, ‘You know what, Joe Biden is old. Let’s go ahead and accept the reality. Joe Biden is old.’ So we have a contest between one candidate who’s old, but who’s done an effective job and doesn’t threaten our democracy. And we have another candidate who is old, barely makes sense when he talks, is dangerous, and threatens our democracy,” she stated.

“So, really, pick between your two old ones and figure out how you’re going to save our democracy. Because no matter where you stand on the political spectrum, you want to maintain freedom, and the rule of law, and protection for people’s fundamental rights, or at least I used to think so,” she added.

Avoiding the issue of Biden’s mental capacity which is largely what drove concerns about his age, Clinton further said, “Why would we say, ‘Oh, you know what? Yeah, he’s still getting things done and it’s going to improve my life and the life of my children and grandchildren, but he’s just too old and I don’t like seeing somebody old?’”

She then turned the tables around to suggest that Trump is the one with memory issues.

“I mean, I think there’s a lot to that, but if you are worried about that, listen to Donald Trump, who is like ranting, making no sense, can’t even remember who he is running against. He constantly talks about Barack Obama being his opponent. Last I checked, that wasn’t what was happening. So, if you’re worried about a person not necessarily knowing what’s going on, I’d worry a lot more about Donald Trump,” she stated.

Elsewhere in the interview, Clinton was also asked about whether apprehensions regarding Biden’s age was changing an initial hesitancy toward a female president, especially with Vice President Kamala Harris as a potential replacement of Biden in the Democratic Party.

In response, she said, “It’s a challenge for a number of Americans to think of a woman as being president, and then, if the woman is also a woman of color and the daughter of immigrants, you know, that might make it even more of a challenge. But I think it’s much more about the fact that Americans are kind of skittish about age.”