When Donald Trump took office in January 2017, he became the oldest commander in chief to be sworn into office at the age of 70 years and 220 days.
That was surpassed by his successor Joe Biden, who was 78 years and 61 days old when he became the country’s 46th president in January 2021.
Trump took up the mantle as oldest president from Ronald Reagan, who was the oldest person to assume the presidency at 69 and 349 years old at his first inauguration in 1981.
Reagan was the oldest president when he left office at the age of 77 in 1989, just 22 days shy of his 78th birthday.
If Biden decides to run for the White House again, he would be 81 on Election Day, 15 days shy of his 82nd birthday, while Trump would be 77.
The average life expectancy of an American man if he first reaches 60 is 75.6 years, and if both men run in 2024, it would be the first election in which both candidates are older than the life expectancy. national average, according to This interests me.
During the 2020 election campaign, both men faced questions about their health, with Trump aides giving evasive answers after he was hospitalized with Covid.
Meanwhile, observers have noted that Trump, a fast-food fanatic, is medically obese, has refused to lose weight, takes cholesterol-control medication and was treated with a number of experimental drugs during his bout with Covid.
Meanwhile, Trump and the right-wing media tried to portray Biden as a confused old man who is unfit for office.
At the other end of the scale, Democrat John F. Kennedy became the youngest US president in history at the age of 43 when he took office in 1961.
Kennedy announced his candidacy for the presidency at the age of 42 before defeating Richard Nixon in the 1960 election.
The youngest president to take office was Theodore Roosevelt, who took office in September 1901 at the age of 42 following the assassination of William McKinley.
The average age of a president of the United States when he is sworn in is 55 years.