ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel ribbed President Biden on his birthday, quizzing his audience on whether various household objects have existed for a longer or a shorter time than the president.
Biden turned 81 on Monday, highlighting concerns about his health and advanced age amid his reelection campaign. Kimmel cracked jokes about how acknowledging the president’s age is considered a political controversy.
After noting that his birthday gave Americans a “rare chance to talk about his age,” Kimmel quipped, “Every time Joe Biden has a birthday, it feels like a political misstep,” joking one might think, “Why would you do that? You’re old enough!”
“I was reading over the weekend because Biden’s age is such a big issue with so many people, his advisors are torn on, whether he should ignore it or make jokes about it and, to be honest, I’m still not sure which, which option they chose,” Kimmel said.
After sharing a clip of Biden joking that he was not able to attend the first pardoning of a turkey in person 76 years ago,