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Joe Biden claims to know “more than the vast majority of people” how he defended his decision to run for president at the age of 80.
In a rare sit-down TV interview, Mr. Biden attempted to turn his old age into a positive, stating: “I am more experienced than anyone who has ever been ran for office.”
Mr. Biden has begun his campaign and, if he wins the Democratic nomination, he will become the oldest presidential candidate in American history.
If he wins the election, he will be sworn in at the age of 82 and by the end of his second term he will be 90 rather than 80.
“I have acquired a hell of a lot of wisdom and I know more than the vast majority of people,” he told MSNBC.
“And I think I've shown myself to be both honest and efficient
Joe Biden has announced his campaign. Photo: HANDOUT/Biden Harris Presidential Campai/AFP via Getty Images
This did not reassure the public.
Last month, an NBC News poll showed that 70 percent of adults said Biden should not run again. When asked if age is a factor, 69% of them answered yes.
Elsewhere, Mr. Biden also defended Kamala Harris, a historically unpopular vice president but prominent figure in his campaign video.
"I'm just thinking that Vice President Harris has not received due recognition. She was Attorney General for the State of California, she was a United States Senator.
“She is really, really good. And with everything that's going on, she's not getting the attention she deserves.”
Critics say Ms Harris has largely failed in two key policy areas she has been tasked with: defending women's rights and freedoms and the migration crisis on the southern borders.
Under her administration's watch, charged By Republicans, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the federal right to abortion.
In the US government's fiscal year 2022, which ended last September, more than 1.6 million migrants were illegally detained. crossing the border, the highest number in more than two decades.
On May 11, restrictions under Section 42 of the pandemic era will be lifted, and a historic surge in migrants is expected. In anticipation, Mr. Biden sent 1,500 troops to the southern border.
“I have asked this Congress for help in terms of what they need at the border. They need more agents,” Biden said in an interview with Stephanie Rule, host of MSNBC's The 11th Hour.
“They need more people to purify people.”