President Joe Biden reached 80 on Sunday, becoming the first American president to do so while in office.
On November 20, 1942, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was born in PA.
Since his inauguration in 2021, Biden has served as the oldest American president in office, at the age of 78.
According to the White House, the Biden family will celebrate with a brunch at the White House led by first lady Jill Biden. Numerous Biden relatives are in Washington, DC for the marriage ceremony of the president’s first granddaughter Naomi Biden, which took place on Saturday at the White House.
Biden continues to reject health concerns, telling the public that he is physically and intellectually healthy.
“I don’t conceive of myself to be as old as I am,” he said in a Sept. interview on 60 Minutes, encouraging critics of his age to “watch me.”
“I mean, I haven’t — noticed anything in terms of —there aren’t things I don’t do today that I didn’t do before, if it’s physically, mentally, or anything else,” he continued.
Americans are anxious after watching him fall three times when boarding Air Force One back in March, fall off his bicycle in June, and appear disoriented or bewildered on stage or unable to simply read his remarks from his teleprompter.
In midterm exit surveys, two-thirds of Americans said they did not want Biden to seek for reelection.
Despite objections, Biden continues to defy Americans who oppose his re-election in 2024.
The president is anticipated to make his ultimate decision on if he is running for reelection or not during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays when he will spend time with his family.
“My guess is that we’ll make that decision early next year,” he stated at a press conference following the midterm elections.
If Biden campaigns again and wins, he will be 82 on Inauguration Day and 86 by the conclusion of his second term.
The previous oldest American president was Ronald Reagan, who was 77 when his second term concluded.