First lady Dr. Jill Biden, in comments aired Sunday, shot down a call for “mandatory mental competency tests” for politicians over 75, calling it “ridiculous.”
Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Republican Nikki Haley first proposed such a test last month when she announced her presidential candidacy.
Asked in an interview on CNN if 81-year-old President Joe Biden would ever agree to such a test, the first lady responded: “We would never even discuss something like that.”
Donald Trump, who has already launched his campaign for the presidency, is 76. He supports the tests.
“ANYBODY running for the Office of President of the United States should agree to take a full & complete Mental Competency Test simultaneously (or before!) with the announcement that he or she is running,” Trump posted on Truth Social last month.
Trump once referred to Revolutionary War “airports” in a national speech on July 4, 2019.
Dr. Biden said her husband has more stamina and energy than many …