Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley attacked President Joe Biden's age in an attempt to undermine his campaign, predicting that he will not survive to the end of a second term.
The Republican candidate made her comments during an interview on the Fox News show "America Reports,"
"I think we can all be very clear and say with a matter of fact that if you vote for Joe Biden, you really are counting on a President Harris," Haley said. "Because the idea that he would make it until 86 years old is not something that I think is likely," she told hosts Sandra Smith and John Roberts.
GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley predicts Biden would not make it through a second term:
“If you vote for Joe Biden, you really are counting on a President Harris. Because the idea that he would make it until 86 years old is not something that I think is likely.” pic.twitter.com/4rMNo5O6gp
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If he is elected to a second term, Joe Biden will be 86 years old when it is over in 2028. His 81st birthday is coming up in November.
On Tuesday, the president and Vice President Kamala Harris made their reelection bid official, which was only one day after Nikki Haley said on Fox News about the president's age.
Biden holds the record for the oldest age of a president in office in US history.
According to a note sent by the White House physician in February, Biden is receiving treatment for acid reflux, spine arthritis, atrial fibrillation, and excessive cholesterol. The memo also indicates that Biden has atrial fibrillation.
According to the document, Biden's current health status is unchangeable, and it was said that he is a "healthy, vigorous, 80-year-old male" who exercises at least five days per week.
Haley, who is now 51 years old, had in the past advocated for "mental competency tests" to be made obligatory for officials who are older than 75, specifically targeting former President Donald Trump's age.
Trump, who is also running for president, will be 78 years old if he wins the presidency in 2024 and moves into the White House.
At the nation's capital, Washington, the senior political leadership of the United States is getting older across the board.
The "Red, White, and Gray" series that Insider will publish in 2022 analyzes the costs, advantages, and hazards of an America that is led by older politicians who are tasked with governing on topics that are crucial to the future of the young of the country.
Requests for comment from Insider that were submitted before or after regular business hours were not immediately met with a response from Haley's representatives or from the White House.