White House press secretary dismisses reports detailing concerns over Biden’s reelection as ‘hearsay’

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dismissed concerns Monday that President Joe Biden’s age or stamina might pose a challenge for his reelection bid, saying, “That is not a question that we should be even asking.”

“Oh, my gosh, he’s the President of the United States, you know, he — I can’t even keep up with him,” Jean-Pierre told CNN’s Don Lemon. “We just got back from New Mexico, we just got back from California … just look at the work that he does, and look what he’s, how he’s delivering for the American public.”
Jean-Pierre dismissed a New York Times article quoting former Obama chief strategist and CNN political commentator David Axelrod calling Biden’s age “a major issue” for a reelection bid, blasting the report as “hearsay — it’s fallacious.”
“That’s not what we care about — we care about, how are we going to deliver for the American people? How are we going to make their lives better? That’s what the President talks about. That is his focus. And that’s where we’re going to continue to focus on,” she told Lemon.

She also took the opportunity to reiterate that Biden intends to run for reelection in 2024.
“There’s something called the Hatch Act that I have to be very mindful of. What I can say is the President has repeatedly said that he plans to run in 2024, and I’m gonna have to leave it there,” Jean Pierre said. “All I can say is that the President intends to do what the President plans to do.”

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