Joe Biden is the oldest President-Elect in history and will become the oldest acting President ever.
The 77-year-old, who currently leads Trump 290 to 214 in the electoral vote with three states yet to be declared, will move into the White House in January after a five-decade career in politics that began when he became one of the youngest senators in U.S. history.
Biden was 29 years old when he was elected senator for the state of Delaware in 1972, where he subsequently served six terms.
On November 20, Biden will be 78 years old, which means that he will be the oldest president ever at the time of his inauguration.
The current oldest incumbent president in the history of the United States is Ronald Reagan, who was 77 years old when he left office in 1989 and 69 when he took office.
Trump, at 70, was the oldest man to assume the presidency on January 20, 2017. John F. Kennedy was the youngest elected president at 43 when he entered the White House in 1961.
The question of Biden’s age was raised several times during the election campaign. There was widespread speculation that Biden would seek only one term of office, as he would be 82 years old at the time of the next election.
Conservatives have used every faux pas and every mistake he has made along the way as criticism and evidence of obvious cognitive decline.
74-year-old Trump has also frequently mocked “Sleepy Joe” and questioned whether he still has the energy to become president.
Biden addressed the problems of his age during an appearance on ABC’s The View in April 2019.
“I think it’s important for people – it’s a legitimate question to ask about my age,” Biden said. “Hopefully I can show that with age comes wisdom and experience that can make things a lot better. That is for all of you to decide, not me.”
In his election victory speech, Biden called for unity in the country and declared, “This is the time of healing in America.
“To those who voted for President Trump. I understand the disappointment. But let us now give each other a chance. It is time to put aside the harsh rhetoric, lower the temperature, see each other again, listen to each other again, and to make progress, we must stop treating our opponents as our enemies.
“They are not our enemies, they are Americans”…