Former US President Donald Trump has criticized President Joe Biden for not attending the coronation of King Charles III in the UK. Speaking in an interview with Nigel Farage, Trump called Biden’s absence from the event “disrespectful” and suggested that his physical endurance may be the reason.
However, it’s worth noting that no US president has ever attended a British monarch’s coronation, and King Charles III has not made any public statements about Biden’s absence being disrespectful. The White House has also confirmed that Biden will make a state visit to the UK soon, and first lady Jill Biden is expected to attend the coronation in his place.
Biden’s ability to serve a full term has been a topic of discussion among some on the right and in the media, given his age and perceived stamina. At 78 years old, he is the oldest president ever elected. However, despite this, Biden was able to defeat Trump in the 2020 presidential election and has made several international trips since taking office, including a visit to Ireland last month.
If Biden serves two full terms, he will be 86 years old upon leaving office, leading some to call for new leadership and a younger generation of politicians. However, his victory over Trump suggests that age and physical endurance may not be the most important factors in determining a successful presidency.