Former President Jimmy Carter just stunned the nation. He spoke candidly before an audience about a health crisis — this is so sad.
During an appearance at the Carter Center to present his annual report, Carter floated the idea of an age limit for serving as president. He also admitted that he wouldn’t have been able to handle the job at 80-years-old.
Carter said: “I hope there’s an age limit. If I were just 80 years old, if I was 15 years younger, I don’t believe I could undertake the duties I experienced when I was president.”
Carter did not name any presidential candidates as part of his comments, however, at 94-years-old and the oldest living president in our country’s history, he certainly has some insight to share.
One also can’t help but think about former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders. Biden is 76; Sanders is 78. The two candidates would obviously turn 80 while in office.
However, neither of them have to worry about it — President Trump is going to easily win re-election. At 73-years-old, he is significantly more spry and energetic than Biden and Sanders. He’ll also leave office before turning 80.
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