Biden, 80, declared medically ‘fit’ ahead of 2024 campaign

President Joe Biden’s final annual physical examination before he is anticipated to announce his candidature for reelection in 2024, when he would be 82, resulted in a fit-for-duty diagnosis from his physician.

Biden, 80, declared medically ?fit? ahead of 2024 campaign

Biden, the oldest president of the United States ever, started taking fitness tests last year.

He spent the morning of February 16th at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, a complex in the suburbs of Washington that includes a facility for the president, finishing the testing.

The results of rigorous testing revealed some relatively minor difficulties, but the investigation concluded that Biden was free of major physical and neurological conditions.

President Biden remains a healthy, vigorous, 80-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency, to include those of as Chief Executive, Head of State and Commander in Chief, Biden’s physician, Kevin O’Connor, said in a letter published by the White House. 

The President remains fit for duty, and fully executes all of his responsibilities without any exemptions or accommodations.

Biden has not declared a reelection bid but is widely expected to do so soon, with the campaign starting to heat up. 

On the Republican side, so far the frontrunner is former president Donald Trump, whom Biden beat in the tumultuous 2020 election. 

Biden is likely to run on his heavyweight political record after two years in which he steered the country past the Covid pandemic, ended the US war in Afghanistan and rallied Western countries opposing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

However, questions around his age and constant Republican insinuations that he is mentally incompetent will likely be a major through-line during the campaign.

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