In a recent interview on CNN’s State of the Union, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida took a swipe at former President Donald Trump, questioning his ability to serve as president due to his age. DeSantis, who is a Republican himself, argued that the presidency is not a job for someone in their 80s, stating, “Father Time is undefeated. Donald Trump is not exempt from any of that.” He also suggested that Trump’s refusal to debate his Republican primary opponents was a result of his age, claiming that he is not the same energetic and charismatic person he was in 2015 and 2016.
Ron DeSantis says 'father time is undefeated' in attack against Trump's age https://t.co/Q4K2GO4J2e
So what is his excuse since not age??!!
— Valerie O (@Valerie85452304) November 20, 2023
It is interesting to see a Republican governor criticize one of his own party’s leaders, especially considering Trump’s popularity among conservative voters. However, DeSantis may be using Trump’s age as a way to differentiate himself and appeal to a younger demographic. Additionally, DeSantis is facing low polling numbers himself, and by highlighting Trump’s age, he may be hoping to draw attention away from his own struggles.
Regardless of DeSantis’ motives, it is clear that age will continue to be a point of contention in political discussions. While some argue that older politicians bring wisdom and experience to the table, others worry about their ability to keep up with the demands of such a high-stress job. As the 2024 presidential election approaches, it will be interesting to see how this issue plays out and whether or not age will be a deciding factor for voters.
In the end, it is up to the American people to decide if they believe Trump’s age is a valid concern or if they are willing to overlook it in favor of his policies and leadership. As a conservative, it can be difficult to criticize fellow conservatives, but it is important to have open and honest discussions about the qualifications and abilities of our leaders.