Mental fitness test for president a ridiculous idea
Posted On March 8, 2023
Jill Biden has criticised Nikki Haley’s proposal to require elected officials over 75 to take a mental competency test as “ridiculous”.
At 80, President Biden is already the oldest man to occupy the White House. He will be 86 by the end of a second full term, and even some Democrats have urged him to stand aside for a younger candidate.
Speaking to CNN, the first lady dismissed the suggestion that her husband was too old to run for a second term, arguing that someone half a century younger would have struggled to cope with the demands of his recent trip to Ukraine.
Haley, 51, the only Republican to have confirmed so far that she is standing against Donald Trump, 76, for the party’s nomination,