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Senior citizens at odds-President Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

President Joe Biden and Donald Trump
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Prepare for a repeat of political geriatrics on November 5, when President Joe Biden and Donald Trump, the master of comebacks, square off in the US Presidential election. At eighty-one, Biden is about to surpass his own record as the oldest presidential candidate, raising the question of whether the White House is becoming a retirement home. In a stunning show of political déjà vu, Trump essentially wins the Republican nomination on Super Tuesday, leaving Nikki Haley, his opponent, in the dust following her victory in Vermont. Haley exits with elegance, but she doesn’t give her endorsement to Trump as if she’s not quite ready to jump on the Trump bandwagon.

From a Democratic perspective, Biden appears to have intimidated any prospective opponents with his expertise or perhaps just by being the only one who remembered to show up. It appears that this will be a traditional showdown between the giants, or rather, the elderly. . Observing this generational confrontation makes it difficult to avoid thinking back to Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, two youthful and energetic leaders. It appears as though the US is welcoming the gerontocracy movement, imitating neighbouring democratic powerhouse India.

However, Trump’s ongoing affairs and legal troubles—such as that uncomfortable payment to a lady of “questionable integrity”—threaten to add intrigue to the race, even with the possible thrill of an elderly president. Haley may as well start renovating the Oval Office if even half of her supporters decide to switch to Team Biden. But the electorate is troubled by things like Biden’s ability to control borders and shape the economy. Will Trump triumphantly return promising to “Make America Great Again— Again” or will he be able to persuade people that he is the ideal guy for the job?

Abhishek Verma

 

 

 

 


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