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

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMcCarthy says he told Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene he disagreed with her impeachment articles against Biden Biden, Trudeau agree to meet next month Fauci infuriated by threats to family 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 HarrisSenators introduce bill to award Officer Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal An ally in the White House is good for abortion access, but not enough LeBron James says 'it would be great' for champion Lakers to visit Biden White House MORE (D-Calif.), whom he named his running mate earlier this month.

The Trump campaign and President TrumpDonald TrumpMcCarthy says he told Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene he disagreed with her impeachment articles against Biden Biden, Trudeau agree to meet next month Trump planned to oust acting AG to overturn Georgia election results: report 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 PelosiDivide and conquer or unite and prosper Trump impeachment article being sent to Senate Monday Roe is not enough: Why Black women want an end to the Hyde Amendment 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.