ABC News host George Stephanopoulos dinged Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley on her insistence that Joe Biden would not complete a second term as president.
A Vote for Biden Is ‘Really a Vote for Kamala Harris’ Says Nikki Haley
Haley keeps saying that Vice President Kamala Harris will be the next president if Biden wins another term.
He would be 86 were he to complete a full term in office come 2029.
“There is no way Joe Biden is going to finish his term. I think Kamala Harris is going to be the next president and that should send a chill up every American’s spine.”
Stephanopoulos pressed Haley on what she was basing her conclusion on.
“Excuse me,” Stephanopoulos interrupted her saying. “One second about that, how do you know that Joe Biden is not going to finish his term?”
Haley replied that Americans see Biden’s cognitive decline on display every day.
“Ask Americans,” Haley retorted. “We look at the decline he’s had over the last few years. You have to be honest with the American people, George, there’s no way that Joe Biden is going to finish out a next term. We can’t have an 81-year-old president.”
Haley previously made the assertion in April.
“I think we can all be very clear and say with a matter of fact that if you vote for Joe Biden, you really are counting on a President Harris because the idea that he would make until 86 years-old is not something that I think is likely,” she said.
Biden Defenders Say Actuarial Tables on His Side
The president’s defenders contend that he has actuarial data on is on his side.
“According to the Social Security Administration (SSA) “Cohort Life Expectancy” table, a male born in 1942 (Biden’s birth year) had a life expectancy at birth of 71.1 years. Of course, males born today have a much longer life expectancy, 82.3 years. But the longer a person lives, the longer he or she is expected to survive. For example, SSA estimates that a male born in 1942 who reached the age of 65 can, on average, expect to live another 12.8 years, which for Biden would take him to the age of 84 — about the middle of his second term,” Merrill Matthews, a resident scholar with the Dallas, Texas-based Institute for Policy Innovation, wrote last month in a column in The Hill.
“The SSA also provides a life expectancy calculator, which says that a male born in 1942 who is still alive today (at 80) can expect to live another 8.4 years. That means that if Biden were to win his reelection bid, he would, on average, finish the term with a couple of years to spare.”
Biden’s high socioeconomic status means he could survive well past 86 because he can afford the best healthcare that money can buy.
“He’s got a lot of income and wealth, and he has the best health care he can possibly have,” Dana Glei, a senior research investigator at Georgetown University who specializes in social demography, told Slate last year.
But does all of that data actually mean he will be a good president? Can he make strong decisions in a crisis situation?
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.
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