Is Biden Too Old?

Is Biden Too Old?

Newscast · 2024-02-09

Today, we look at whether Joe Biden is too old to run for President again?

Biden’s competency is under scrutiny after an investigation into the handling of classified documents found him to be ‘a well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory’. In fiery exchanges with reporters last night the President said “My memory is fine. Take a look at what I’ve done since I’ve become President”. James is joined by the editor in chief of the Wall Street Journal Emma Tucker and North American Correspondent John Sudworth. Emma also brings us an update on jailed Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich.

And comedian and podcast host Matt Forde talks to Chris and James about being diagnosed with cancer and facing up to his treatment with laughter and optimism. You can join our Newscast online community here: Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson, Natasaha Mayo, and Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.


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