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'I don't think he makes it': Trump doubts Biden will be Democratic nominee in 2024

At age 80, Biden's health and fitness for office have attracted mounting scrutiny from the media, with his penchant for making awkward gaffes and telling bizarre anecdotes fueling much of that speculation.

Published: December 5, 2023 9:46pm

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday suggested that President Joe Biden's physical health and mental capacity might prevent him from becoming the eventual Democratic nominee in 2024.

"I don't think he makes it. I think he's bad shape physically," Trump said during an Iowa forum with Fox News's Sean Hannity. "I watched him at the beach, he wasn't able to lift a beach chair which is meant for children."

At age 81, Biden's health and fitness for office have attracted mounting scrutiny from the media, with his penchant for making awkward gaffes and telling bizarre anecdotes fueling much of that speculation.

Asked who he thought could potentially replace Biden, Trump pointed to California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, whom he said "did well" in a recent debate with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that Hannity moderated.

"He's slick but he's got no facts," Trump said of Newsom. He also suggested that Vice President Kamala Harris would be a strong contender to replace Biden should he not be able to serve as the party nominee.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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