Sunday was ablaze with former Vice President Mike Pence’s explosive response to ex-President Donald Trump’s recent slip-ups, as reported by Fox News on September 17. With age and cognitive abilities of top political figures now becoming a hot topic, Pence’s remarks are adding fuel to the fire.
In a riveting interview with Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Pence found himself in the hot seat, facing questions about Trump’s recent confusing public statements – one of which saw Trump mistaking Obama for Biden.
Tapper, quick to highlight the gravity of these ‘missteps,’ remarked, “If Biden had made such an error, the GOP would have had a field day. Given Trump’s age, do you feel he’s ready for another presidential stint?”
Pence, choosing his words with precision, commented, “I didn’t catch that speech, so I’ll let others decide.” But he didn’t stop there. Pence swiftly steered the conversation to express his stance: “We need neither an aged president nor a very young one.” He also took a deep dive into the Biden administration’s policies, stating the need for change.
This discussion mirrors the growing concerns in U.S. politics about the physical and mental health of presidential hopefuls, a concern echoing in both parties’ corridors.
Interestingly, Pence highlighted a shift in Trump’s position since 2016. Pence underlined that Trump once ran on a conservative governance pledge, a promise seemingly fading in recent times.
As the countdown to 2024 begins, the debate on candidates’ qualifications, age, and mental sharpness will dominate the political landscape, influencing voter preferences and party strategies.