Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said this week concerns about President Joe Biden’s age are a “legitimate issue” for voters — and that the White House should address them.
Clinton sat down with MSNBC Alex Wagner for an interview that was released Friday night and shared her thoughts on the continuing concern over Biden’s age and mental acuity that has been a dominant feature of the president’s weak poll numbers.
Following the release of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report, Biden’s age has become a hot topic again in the news. Hur said the president should not be criminally charged for storing classified material but added he was an “elderly man with a poor memory.”
Biden reacted with anger to the report, insisting that his memory was fine and that he knows “what the hell” he’s doing.
Clinton, the former first lady and secretary of state told Wagner that she’s spoken to people in the White House and “they know it’s an issue.”
“I talked to people in the White House all the time, and you know, they know it’s an issue, but as I like to say, look, it’s a legitimate issue,” Clinton told Wagner. “It’s a legitimate issue for Trump who’s only three years younger. So, it’s an issue.”