Who are the 5 oldest Presidents of the United States?

Who are the 5 oldest Presidents of the United States?

At 80, Joe Biden says he’s more enthusiastic than ever about defeating Donald Trump in the next American election, which is 18 months from now

He, however, who has promised to serve only one term, sees Vice President Kamala Harris as the ideal candidate to succeed him. It is not so. Joe Biden resolutely returns to power, insisting he sees Donald Trump as a real “danger” to democracy. In the video announcing his candidacy, he doesn’t hesitate to underline this: “There’s the devil in front (Trump), I’m the good guy and that’s why I know you have to vote for the good guy because the devil does that wants to stop you from having an abortion, reading the books you want, loving who you want…”

Supporters of the Democrat camp know that by voting for Biden, they are also voting for Kamala Harris, who would take his place if she disappeared. But will they vote for a man who would end his term at 86 if re-elected? Isn’t it dangerous to rule the first world power at this advanced age? A look back at the oldest American presidents in history…

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1. Joe Biden – 78 years old

The current President is at the top of this ranking. Joe Biden took office as President on January 20, 2021 at the age of 78. He had a long life marked by many accidents. From a young age, he has a stutter that earns him the ridicule of his classmates. But he manages to overcome this handicap by reciting poetry in front of his mirror. He studied law brilliantly and embarked on a brilliant political career. It was not until December 18, 1972 that he lost his wife and daughter in a tragic car accident.

That doesn’t stop him from continuing. From 1987 he ran for the presidency of the United States, but it was discovered that he had plagiarized his speech and he had to resign. However, he returned in 2008 thanks to Obama naming him vice president. A new tragedy overtook him on May 30, 2015, his eldest son Beau Biden died of brain cancer at the age of 46. In 2020, he finally succeeds in beating the Democratic Party’s favorite candidate, Donald Trump, and becoming President of the United States.

2. Donald Trump – 70 ans

Trump was born on June 14, 1946 and took office as President on January 20, 2017 at the age of 70. Ironically, the great rival of the current president takes second place in this ranking. After a stint at the military academy, where his parents sent him to focus his energies, Trump graduates with a finance degree and begins working for his family’s real estate empire. He proved to be a good businessman and in 1983 he built Trump Tower, which has become iconic in New York. In 2004 he created a TV show The Apprentice, which met with extraordinary public success. In 2015 he ran for the US elections, defeated Hillary Clinton and became president. Finally, in 2020, he takes the loss to Biden, who reaches the top position, but disputes the results, which he suspects were rigged.

3. Ronald Reagan – 69 ans

Reagan was born on February 6, 1911 and took office on January 20, 1981 at the age of 69. Ronald Reagan loves sports, performing arts and politics, he pursues a flamboyant acting career. However, in the 1950s he approached political life and in 1966 he managed to be elected governor of California. In 1980 he ran for President against Jimmy Carter (who is still alive at 98!), won the election by a landslide and will always be pro-death penalty and anti-abortion.

4. William Henry Harrison – 68 to

This liberal right president was an army general who led the war effort against Native Americans. The latter took office as president at 68 but served only a month and died of pneumonia. We owe him particular credit for his military service, which would have brought about an end to chaos in the Great Lakes region of North America during the Anglo-American War of 1812.

5. James Buchanan – 65 ans

Buchanan was born on April 23, 1791 and took office as President on March 4, 1857 at the age of 65. As a Republican Party nominee, this president had promised to serve only one term like Biden. His inauguration as President was the first to be photographed in history. He defended the rights of slave owners, his mandate only compounded the crisis his country was going through at the time. In short, an inglorious presidency.

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