David Sivak, DCNF
Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro said that President Donald Trump is the oldest person to have been elected president.
Trump assumed office at the age of 70, beating out former President Ronald Reagan, who was 69 at the time of his inauguration in 1981.
Shapiro led off his podcast Thursday by noting that it was Trump’s birthday. “President Trump is 72 years old today, which is pretty amazing. I mean, the guy is the oldest president ever elected,” he said. “President Trump is obviously an energetic dude, and he’s celebrating a good birthday.”
Shapiro went on to discuss some positive news for the president, including recent polling on North Korea and an upward revision to the Federal Reserve’s economic growth forecast for 2018. But we were curious to know – is Trump really the oldest person to be elected president?
Market research company Statista looked at the age of each president at the time of his inauguration and found that Trump takes first place. He assumed office at age 70, while the previous record holder, Reagan, entered office at age 69.
Theodore Roosevelt remains the youngest person to become president, having assumed office at the age of 42. Presidents John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were also in their 40s when they entered office.
The average age for the 44 U.S. presidents who preceded Trump was 55 years old.
Had Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won the 2016 presidential election, she would have become the second-oldest president at age 69 (slightly younger than Reagan). Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders would have been 75 on Inauguration Day had he won.
Trump’s age earns him another title: the oldest elected leader of a major world power. According to Quartz, only two countries in the G20 have leaders who are older – Saudi Arabia and Brazil – but neither were democratically elected.
For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact email@example.com.
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Biden: Musk’s foreign ties are ‘worth being looked at’ after ‘joint acquisition’ of Twitter with ‘other countries’ - November 10, 2022
- With Republicans poised to take back the House, a key opportunity to reverse Dems’ insanity emerges - November 9, 2022
- Elon Musk offloads nearly $4 billion in Tesla stock as shares continue to tank - November 9, 2022
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.