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Musk Takes Jibe at Biden As He Suggests People Over 70 Shouldn’t Run for Office

The Tesla owner, Elon Musk has suggested that people over the age of 70 shouldn’t be allowed to stand for political office.

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday saying:

“Let’s set an age limit after which you can’t run for political office, perhaps just below 70.”

There is no specific mention of any lawmakers in the tweet, however, Joe Biden and Donald Trump have both passed the age of 70.

Furthermore, Senator Bernie Sanders, with whom Musk has feuded in the past, is 80 years old.

In the previous month, Musk had replied to Sanders’ tweet, which demanded that extremely wealthy Americans “pay their fair share,” Musk said, “I keep forgetting that you’re still alive,” Insider’s Morgan Keith reported.

As a response to Sanders’ criticism of his huge wealth, Musk said he would use his wealth to benefit humanity. “I am accumulating resources to help make life multi-planetary & extend the light of consciousness to the stars,” Musk tweeted after Sanders stated Jeff Bezos and Musk are greedy.

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Over the years, there has long been debate over older presidential candidates.

There is no upper age limit for people running for president in the US, but the minimum age is 35.

If Sanders was successful in his presidential campaign months back, he would have been the oldest president in the history of the United States on his inauguration day.

Earlier this month, Insider’s Grace Panetta reported Trump made a joke about how young he is and called himself “a young, vibrant man” after Biden formally entered the 2020 Democratic presidential field.

Among Democratic voters who voted in 2019, 27% said candidates shouldn’t criticize their opponents for being too old, according to Joseph Zeballos-Roig of Insider.

NATE GARTRELL
NATE GARTRELLhttps://theeastcountygazette.com/
NATE GARTRELL is an author at TheEastCountyGazette.com, a publication in the East County region of San Diego County. He has been writing for the Gazette since 2012 and writes on many different topics including politics, business, health care and more.
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