Hillary Clinton Defends Biden’s Age and Rips Trump in New Interview

The former secretary of state appeared on SiriusXM Progress host Zerlina Maxwell’s morning show.

Matt Simeone
March 5, 2024

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Hillary Clinton said voters need to “accept the reality” that President Joe Biden, 81, is old in a new interview with SiriusXM Progress host Zerlina Maxwell.

The former secretary of state and 2016 presidential nominee appeared on Mornings with Zerlina ahead of Super Tuesday and told listeners that former President Donald Trump, 78, is also old, yet more dangerous to the future of the country.

Listen to Clinton’s full interview with Maxwell on the SiriusXM app and web player now.

Hillary Clinton on Zerlina’s show

Biden’s age, VP Harris, and more

Ahead of a likely rematch of the 2020 Presidential Election, both Biden’s and Trump’s ages will be among the biggest issues of the 2024 campaign. Yet, so far, it’s been more a problem for Biden. Clinton pushed back against voters’ concerns though.

“I would put Joe Biden’s record up against anybody’s” Clinton said. “He got a lot done, and we’re the better for it. If you are worried about that, listen to Donald Trump, who is ranting, making no sense, can’t even remember who he is running against. He constantly talks about Barack Obama being his opponent. Last I checked that wasn’t happening. So, if you’re worried about a person not necessarily knowing what’s going on, I’d worry a lot more about Donald Trump.

In addition to addressing both Biden’s and Trump’s ages, Clinton also touched on why the 2024 Presidential Election is a choice of saving democracy, talked about Vice President Kamala Harris, discussed authoritarianism, and more.

“So, really, pick between your two old ones and figure out how you’re going to save our democracy,” Clinton added. “Because no matter where you stand on the political spectrum, you want to maintain freedom and the rule of law and protection for people’s fundamental rights, or at least I used to think so.”

Super Tuesday

Clinton’s comments come ahead of the biggest voting day of the year, Super Tuesday, when voters in 16 states and one territory will cast their ballots. It also comes shortly after a New York Times/Siena College poll found that 61% of Biden’s 2020 supporters now believe he is “just too old to be an effective president.”

Listen to around-the-clock updates about Super Tuesday, political analysis, exclusive interviews, and more from every political angle on SiriusXM’s political channels.