After a weeks-long hiatus, the cast of “The View” returned, and brought fireworks with them.
On Wednesday’s broadcast, co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin angered her co-hosts and viewers by suggesting the quiet part out loud: President Joe Biden is too old to effectively serve as president for another term.
The Daily Caller reported on what “angered” viewers: Griffin suggested that Generation Z voters do not believe an 80-year-old Joe Biden or a 77-year-old Donald Trump understands their views and needs or can represent their interests well.
“Age is something we have to address in this country. It is a factor with Joe Biden, there’s a Wall Street Journal poll that came out. 73% of Americans are worried that he is too old to be president again and he is going to be the Democratic nominee,” Griffin said.
Not wanting Biden to be lumped in with former President Trump, or be painted as too old, co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar immediately pushed back on Griffin’s statement.
Behar interjected: “But, isn’t it true, and I don’t mean to interrupt you, but isn’t it true that Fox and all of those right-wing stations keep showing pictures of him tripping in the way that people trip?”
Griffin pushed back: “Yeah, but the 73% of Americans, that’s not just Fox News viewers. That’s a lot of Democrats.”
Hostin attempted to shift the spotlight from Biden to Trump: “Trump is 77 and he is overweight and he’s in terrible shape,” Hostin snapped.
Behar added: “And he’s only three years younger than Biden.”
Surprising many, co-host Ana Navarro claimed Biden is in great shape and his age is of no concern. Navarro then highlighted how Republican Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell froze up during two press conferences in the last two months.
Navarro mentioned that McConnell’s apparent mental episodes necessitated a thorough medical and neurological exam, the findings of which were made public on Tuesday. She did not suggest that Biden allay concerns by undergoing a similar medical exam.
Fanning the flames of the already tense conversation, Griffin argued that Biden is already older than the average male’s life span in America.
Griffin said: “For most of us, we didn’t see our grandfathers actually live to 81.”
Hostin interjected, “I did.” Hostin added that Biden is active and that he engages in “riding bicycles.”
On Monday, the president addressed concerns by saying his age brings “a little bit of wisdom.”
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