Joe Biden is “healthy and wise” despite his absence at the G7 summit, insists Jill

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Joe Biden is ready, willing and able to take on a second term as president, his wife insisted Friday — despite the fact that the 81-year-old chief executive froze during a Juneteenth celebration and walked away from G7 leaders at a summit in Italy this week.

“We can’t wake up on November 6 like we did in 2016, terrified of the future that awaits us,” Jill Biden told a crowd of seniors at a pep rally in Reno, in Nevada.

“This election depends on the character of the person who leads our country,” the first lady said.

An estimated 600,000 seniors live in Nevada, nearly a third of the Silver State’s 1.9 million eligible voters.

Recent polls show former President Donald Trump, 78, up five points over Joe Biden, who won the state in 2020.

The first lady, who returned from Europe to watch the end of her son Hunter Biden’s gun trial earlier this week, kicked off the “Seniors for Biden-Harris” tour with events in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Duluth, Minnesota. THURSDAY.

The campaign hopes bingo and pickleball events, rallies and phone banks will send older voters to the polls to support a candidate who would be 86 at the end of a second consecutive term.

“Joe Biden is a healthy, wise 81-year-old man, ready and willing to get to work every day to make our future better,” Jill Biden, 73, told the Reno audience, echoing remarks similar in a speech in Duluth.

She said: “Joe is not only one of the most effective presidents of our lifetimes, despite his age, but because of him. »

“We can’t wake up on November 6 like we did in 2016, terrified of the future that awaits us,” Jill Biden told a crowd of seniors at a pep rally in Reno, in Nevada. Sarah Kloepping/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin / USA TODAY NETWORK

Jill Biden was introduced to the Nevada crowd by actress/activist Jane Fonda, 86, who shouted that Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee, “is a convicted felon who wouldn’t even qualify for a security clearance for the love of God we absolutely cannot have him again. “

Fonda, ridiculed by many for visiting Hanoi during the Vietnam War and supporting communist troops, said she “got scared” while visiting Nevada’s second-largest city.

“The houses are so exposed to the relentless sun,” she said.

“Joe Biden is a healthy, wise 81-year-old man, ready and willing to get to work every day to make our future better,” Jill Biden, 73, told the Reno audience, echoing remarks similar in a speech in Duluth. P.A.

“There is no protection of trees. I didn’t see any solar panels on any house. …People working outside are going to die because the temperature is going to exceed 110 [degrees]”

Fonda then claimed that Trump “invited all the heads of the big oil companies and he sat down and looked them right in the eye and he said, ‘If you give me $1 billion, I’ll remove all the regulations.’ , the environmental regulations that you do not apply. It’s not like the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act.

The actress, who rose to fame in the prehistoric parody “Barbarella,” provided no evidence to support this claim.

Although the Reno audience appeared enthusiastic about supporting Fonda and Biden’s comments, not all senior groups embraced the re-election effort.

“While we respect Dr. Jill Biden’s support for her husband, it is concerning to see President Joe Biden continually placed in high-pressure public situations that highlight his vulnerabilities. In our opinion, this borders on elder abuse,” said Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens, or AMAC, a conservative-leaning seniors group.

Weber said: “We firmly believe that the ability to lead effectively is determined not by age but by mental acuity, experience and judgment. It is crucial for any leader, especially the President of the United States, to possess the mental acuity necessary to deal with the complexities and demands of his or her office. »




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