Biden dismisses Trump's attacks on his mental fitness: 'Watch me'

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenObama, Clinton reflect on Mondale's legacy Biden, Harris commend Mondale in paving the way for female VP Mondale in last message to staff: 'Joe in the White House certainly helps' MORE dismissed President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict MORE’s attacks on his mental fitness during an interview aired Sunday evening. 

“Watch me, Mr. President,” Biden said in an interview with ABC News when asked about the president's attacks on the Democrat’s cognitive ability. 

“Watch me. Look at us both, what we say, what we do, what we control, what we know, what kind of shape we’re in,” Biden added. 


Biden, 77, said he thinks it is a “legitimate question” to ask about mental fitness for any candidate over 70 years old. If elected, Biden would be the oldest U.S. president. Trump, now 74, was the oldest president to assume office to date. 

“The only thing I can say to the American people ... watch me,” Biden said. 

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden, Harris commend Mondale in paving the way for female VP Overnight Energy: Treasury creates hub to fight climate change through finance | Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez introduce 'Green New Deal for Public Housing' | Harris: Americans able to 'breathe easier and sleep better' under Biden MORE (D-Calif.), Biden’s running mate, similarly dismissed Trump’s attacks leveled at her, calling them “distractions.”

“I really think that there is so much about what comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth that is designed to be a distraction to the American people that he is doing every day,” she said. 

Biden jumped in to say that “no president has ever” used the words Trump has to attack Harris.