Biden insiders want him to walk 'shorter distances on camera,' wear shoes that reduce falling risk: Report


People close to President Biden have reportedly pushed for him to replace formal shoes with more comfortable ones, as well as walk shorter distances on camera, as some Democrats question the Biden campaign's plan to deal with the president's age.

"People close to the president have discussed having him walk shorter distances while on camera. They’ve also advocated, at times, trading in formal shoes for more comfortable ones — both to make his stride seem less stiff, but also to reduce the risk of falls," Politico reported.

Democratic strategists and donors are reportedly frustrated over the Biden campaign's handling of the age issue. Some have suggested they haven't done enough to calm the concerns with the public; Biden turned 81 on Monday and is the oldest U. S. president in history.

"Many donors are directly urging top campaign aides to go on offense, leaning even harder into Biden’s age as proof of his wisdom in turbulent times. They are pushing for more humor about ‘Grandpa Joe,’" Politico reported.

"Neither are going to get any younger on their next birthdays, but yet Biden seems to get, on a continuing basis, knocked for his age while Trump does not," Alan Kessler, a Democratic donor, told the outlet, suggesting not enough was being done to point out 77-year-old Donald Trump's age. "No one brings up the age thing with [Trump]. That double standard is troubling."

Politico reported that in addition to those closest to him, members of his family were also worried about the age issue.... (Read more)

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