The former Democrat presidential nominee and secretary of state also said during Wednesday’s interview that it might be hard for Biden and Trump to connect with younger voters, the president should highlight his background as an “experienced” leader.
“I think Biden also should lean into the fact that he’s experienced and that experience is not just in the political arena,” she said. “It’s like, the stuff of, you know, human experience, character, wisdom.
“I think he should be willing to really pull that out … and I think he should kid more about it.”
A recent NBC News poll found that 76% of respondents said they’re concerned Biden, 81, is not mentally fit for a second term.
At a press conference Thursday evening, Biden angrily defended himself after special counsel Robert Hur, who investigated his retention of classified documents at his Delaware home and former vice president’s office, released his report, which painted the president as a “sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”
Biden insisted that his memory was fine and that he knows “what the hell I’m doing,” although later in the press conference he mistakenly referred to the president of Egypt as the “president of Mexico.”
Clinton argued that while Biden’s age is an issue, voters should consider “what’s at stake in the election,” as he prepares for a potential rematch against Trump, the likely GOP nominee.
“I’m for Joe Biden for reelection on the merits because I think he’s done a really good job as president,” Clinton said. “So, I think he should continue to get out and campaign.”