Former President Donald Trump and President Biden are both too old to run the country effectively, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis argued Tuesday.
An “energetic president” is needed in the Oval Office, according to the 2024 White House hopeful, who called the advanced age of the Republican presidential primary front-runner and the sitting commander-in-chief a “legitimate concern” for voters in an interview with “CBS Evening News” host Norah O’Donnell.
“I think that’s absolutely a legitimate concern. The presidency is not a job for someone who is 80 years old,” DeSantis, 44, said when O’Donnell asked if the electorate should be concerned about Trump and Biden’s age.
Trump, 77, would be 82 years old by the end of his second term in office if he were to defeat Biden in 2024.