Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, a Republican presidential candidate, expressed her belief on Wednesday that President Joe Biden, who is currently 80 years old, is unlikely to live beyond the next five years.
Haley further asserted that supporters of Biden would have to rely on Vice President Kamala Harris if he were to secure re-election next year, NBC News reported.
During an interview on Fox News, Haley stated, “He announced that he’s running again in 2024, and I think we can confidently say that if you vote for Joe Biden, you are essentially banking on a President Harris. The likelihood of him serving until the age of 86 is not something I find plausible.”
It’s important to note that these comments reflect Haley’s personal opinion and do not represent definitive predictions about President Biden’s health or future.
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden made an official announcement of his re-election campaign through a video that targeted “MAGA” Republicans, referencing former President Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
In contrast, Nikki Haley has positioned her presidential candidacy as a representative of a “new generation” of leaders. During her campaign launch speech, she proposed that politicians above the age of 75 should undergo a mental competency test—an idea criticized by First Lady Jill Biden as “ridiculous.”
These recent comments by Haley coincide with Biden’s efforts to address concerns about his age as the oldest president in U.S. history leading up to the 2024 elections, as reported by NBC News.
Republicans are carefully considering how to approach this issue during the campaign without alienating older American voters, who traditionally exhibit strong voter turnout.
Written by staff