America’s newly elected President Joe Biden turned 78 on Friday. Two months later, he will take over the reins of America at a time when he will be challenged to curb public health crisis, unemployment and racial injustice in the country.
Biden will have to deal with these issues as well as show Americans that age is only a number and that he is fully capable of performing the responsibilities of the office. Biden will be sworn in as the oldest president in the country’s history. The oldest president before this was Ronald Reagan.
When he left the presidency in 1989, he was 77 years and 349 days old. Biden will be eager to assure that he has a passion for service. Political expert Ross Baker of Rutgers University said, “It is important that he and his workers put themselves in a position in the beginning in which they can show their strength.” He has to convince Americans that he is physically and mentally fit for this position. “
Throughout the campaign for the presidential election, 74-year-old Trump missed no opportunity to argue that Biden lacked the mental acumen to lead the nation. Biden’s supporters also worried that Trump was giving the wrong message about Biden to the people of the country.
Biden’s physician, Dr. Kevin O. Connor, in a medical report released last December, described him as perfectly healthy and fit to successfully perform the president’s duties.