Biden turned 81 on Monday, and numerous polls show that most people have reservations about his age and that of former President Donald Trump, Biden’s likely Republican opponent in the 2024 general election.
Pressed on this polling during Monday’s White House press briefing, Jean-Pierre told reporters that the administration’s “perspective is that it’s not about age; it’s about the president’s experience.”
“The proof is in the pudding, right? The president has used his experience to pass more bipartisan legislation in recent time than any other president. That’s just the fact. That is something that we have seen this president do, and that’s because of his experience,” she continued. “He’s been able to manage multiple, multiple foreign policy challenges. He’s been able to do that. That’s because of his experience.”
Jean-Pierre claimed that the public should “judge him by what he’s done, not by his numbers” before noting that Biden is “the first president ever that’s been able to go to an active war zone without our military, you know, controlling what’s happening on the ground.”
“Look, I would put the president’s stamina, presence, wisdom, ability to get this done on behalf of the American people against anyone, anyone, any day of the week,” she concluded.
You can watch Monday’s briefing in full below.