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Biden Says At ‘My Age’ Sees Issues More Clearly

"I know it may not look like it, but I've been around a while," the 81-year-old said. "When you get to be my age certain things become clearer than ever. I know the American story."


US President Joe Biden gestures as he departs the White House for the US Capitol to deliver the State of the Union address, in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2024. – (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

 

 

 

Joe Biden said his age gave him a unique perspective as US president during his State of the Union speech to Congress Thursday. He addressed a major criticism of his reelection campaign head-on.

“I know it may not look like it, but I’ve been around a while,” the 81-year-old said. “When you get to be my age certain things become clearer than ever. I know the American story.”

“Again and again, I’ve seen the contest between competing forces in the battle for the soul of our nation — between those who want to pull America back to the past and those want to move America into the future,” he added.