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Biden 'absolutely' open to possibility of serving eight years if elected

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenWarren calls for US to support ceasefire between Israel and Hamas UN secretary general 'deeply disturbed' by Israeli strike on high rise that housed media outlets Nation's largest nurses union condemns new CDC guidance on masks MORE said in a new interview he would “absolutely” be open to the possibility of serving two full terms in the Oval Office if elected in November.  

“I think it’s a legitimate question to ask anyone over 70 years old if they’re fit, they’re ready," Biden,  who would be the oldest president ever elected, told ABC's David Muir in an interview airing Sunday evening. "But … watch me.”

Muir mentioned the 77-year-old’s own description of himself as a “transition candidate,” and asked if that meant Biden was committing himself to a single term.

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“No, it doesn’t mean that,” Biden responded.

“So you’re leaving open the possibility you’ll serve eight years?” Muir asked.

“Absolutely,” Biden responded.

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The former vice president made the remarks in his first joint interview with Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHere's why Joe Biden polls well, but Kamala Harris does not Immigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart Carper urges Biden to nominate ambassadors amid influx at border MORE (D-Calif.), whom he named his running mate earlier this month.

The Trump campaign and President TrumpDonald TrumpSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Navajo Nation president on Arizona's new voting restrictions: An 'assault' on our rights The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez MORE himself have mounted frequent attacks on Biden’s age and mental acuity.

Biden’s wife Jill called the attacks “ridiculous” in an interview with NBC’s “Today” last week.

“Joe is on the phone every single minute of the day talking to governors, [Speaker] Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiIncreasingly active younger voters liberalize US electorate Sunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez MORE [D-Calif.], he’s on Zoom, he’s doing fundraisers, doing briefings,” she said. “He doesn’t stop from 9 in the morning until 11 at night.”

A July Monmouth University poll indicated more Americans said they believe Biden is mentally and physically up to the presidency, at 52 percent, than said the same of Trump, at 45 percent. However, more Republicans — 72 percent — said they were confident of the president’s stamina. Less than half of Democrats — 47 percent — said the same about Biden.