Former President Trump opposed the thought of age limits for U.S. politicians however stated psychological competency tests would be a “good idea.”
Trump made the feedback in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” which aired Sunday. Host Kristen Welker pressed Trump on age limits, gaining steam as Trump, 77, and President Biden, 80, seem more likely to sq. off within the 2024 presidential election.
“You know, I took a test two years ago, three years ago. And as the doctors said — and it was in front of doctors and a whole big deal at Walter Reed, which is an incredible place. And I aced it. I get everything right. I’m all for testing. I frankly think testing would be a good thing,” Trump informed Welker.
Trump asserted that some individuals argue an age restrict or cognitive check would be “unconstitutional,” although he stated he wasn’t positive.
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“[You] know, some of the greatest world leaders have been in their 80s. I’m not anywhere very near 80, by the way,” Trump claimed. “I don’t think Biden’s too old, but I think he’s incompetent, and that’s a bigger problem.”
Trump would flip 80 years previous inside 18 months of gaining workplace if he wins re-election. Meanwhile, Biden would be 82 in the beginning of his second time period.
Biden has confronted way more scrutiny about his age on account of his frequent lapses in reminiscence and stammering speeches.
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Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has performed a significant function in urgent for cognitive tests for U.S. politicians throughout the board. While she has not endorsed an age restrict, she has referred to as for laws requiring presidential candidates and members of Congress to move competency tests if they’re over 75.
Haley mocked the U.S. Senate as “the most privileged nursing home in the country” earlier this month following well being scares from Senate minority chief Mitch McConnell and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
“It’s sad,” she informed Fox News following McConnell’s second freezing episode. “No one should feel good about seeing that any more than we should feel good about seeing Dianne Feinstein, any more than we should feel good about what’s happening or seeing Joe Biden’s decline.”
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Haley is difficult Trump within the 2024 Republican Presidential Primary, although Trump maintains a dominant lead over all the opposite candidates in polls. Trump informed Welker on Sunday that he likes the “concept” of a feminine vp working with him however that he would finally “pick the best person.”