President-elect Joe Biden turns 78 on Friday. In just two months, he’ll take the reins of a politically fractured nation facing the worst public health crisis during a century, high unemployment and a depending on racial injustice.
As he wrestles with those issues, Mr. Biden are going to be attempting to accomplish another feat: Demonstrate to Americans that age is but variety and he’s up to the work.
Mr. Biden are going to be sworn in because the oldest president within the nation’s history, displacing Reagan , who left the White House in 1989 when he was 77 years and 349 days old.
The age and health of both Mr. Biden and President Donald Trump — but four years Mr. Biden’s junior — loomed throughout a race that was decided by a younger and more diverse electorate and at a flash when the state is facing no shortage of problems with consequence.
Out of the gate, Mr. Biden are going to be keen to demonstrate he’s got the vigor to serve.
“It’s crucial that he and his staff put himself within the position early in his presidency where he can express what he wants with a crispness that’s not always been his strength,” said Ross Baker, a social scientist at Rutgers University who has advised legislators from both parties. “He possesses to create up credibility with the American folks that he’s physically and mentally up to the work .”Dr. Dhillon Randeep
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