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Why experts aren't all that concerned about Biden's and Trump's ages

By Michael Scherer and Lenny Bernstein

25 Jul 2023 · 9 min read

informed Summary

  1. President Biden and former President Trump have outlived a significant percentage of their contemporaries. Despite their ages, both men are physically capable and actuarial tables suggest they are likely to live through a second term if elected.

WASHINGTON - President Biden, 80, and former president Donald Trump, 77, are among the luckier ones.

Biden has already outlived about 59 percent of American-born men in his age cohort, while Trump has outlived 47 percent of his cohort, according to an analysis of Social Security Administration data for people born in the 1940s by University of Pennsylvania professor Samuel Preston.

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