Jill Biden pushes back on Joe Biden age questions: 'I don't think he's too old'

Jill Biden pushes back on Joe Biden age questions: 'I don't think he's too old'
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Jill Biden denied that her husband, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenEric Holder: Democrats 'have to understand' that 'borders mean something' Young insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight Biden says he'll release medical records before primaries MORE, is “too old” for the presidency in an MSNBC interview Thursday.

“Joe has incredible energy, he has incredible passion,” Biden said when asked by MSNBC’s Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiMattis: 'I don't know how I could have spoken more loudly' against Trump than by quitting In three years of Trump's presidency, who has branded whom? Brzezinski fires back at Trump after he lashes out at 'Morning Joe': 'I'm sad and disgusted' MORE about concerns that the former vice president, who is 76, is too old for the job. “I don’t think he’s too old, certainly, but that’s up to the voters, and the voters will make that decision when they see him out on the campaign trail, when they meet him at their school or at a rally.”

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Joe Biden would be 77 on Election Day 2020 and, if elected, 78 when he took office in January 2021, which would make him the oldest person ever elected or inaugurated as president.

Jill Biden also said her husband was “wiser” due to his eight years as vice president.

“Times have changed. He’s been out on the trail, he’s learned a lot, and so going forward I think he knows where he wants to go and he’s headed in the right direction,” she said.

The former vice president has led most polls of the crowded Democratic field, usually followed by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersYoung insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight Biden's debate performance renews questions of health Saagar Enjeti rips Harris's 'empty promises' MORE (I-Vt.). In a recent poll, he led the field by more than 20 points, indicating his support has increased since he formally announced his third run for the presidency on April 25.