Sunday, May 26

Biden forgets journey to Ireland he made earlier this month

President Biden on Thursday blanked when pressed to call his most up-to-date abroad journey, regardless of having traveled to Ireland lower than two weeks in the past.

During a Take Your Child to Work Day occasion on the White House, Mr. Biden, the oldest sitting commander-in-chief at 80, fielded questions from youngsters.

While the children requested largely softball questions, one youngster managed to stump him by asking to call the final nation the place he had traveled.

“The last country I traveled was the last one I’ve been in,” Mr. Biden stated, struggling to recall. “I’ve met with 89 heads of state so far, so it’s hard to keep track.”

The youngster reminded Mr. Biden of his Ireland journey, stunning the president.

“Ireland? You’re kidding me. All right, man,” Mr. Biden stated.

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If Mr. Biden efficiently wins and completes a second time period, he could be 86 when he steps down from the presidency.

On Wednesday, Mr. Biden defended his choice to hunt a second time period regardless of voter issues about his age. He says he respects voters’ worries, however his age doesn’t imply a lot to him personally.

“I can’t even say the number; it doesn’t register with me,” Mr. Biden stated, including voters are “gonna see a race and they’re gonna judge whether I have it or don’t have it.”

• Tom Howell Jr. contributed to this report.

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