ESPN star Stephen A. Smith is calling on Democrats to dump President Joe Biden and look at “better options” for a candidate to run in 2024.
During “The Stephen A. Smith Show,” the host said that America needs “a new president in 2024” because Biden is “too old.”
“It’s just my personal opinion, that’s all it is,” Smith said.
“Take it for what it’s worth.
“Somebody’s gotta say it, so I’m going to say it.
“We need a new president in 2024. We need a new president.
“Let me be very, very clear about where I’m going with this.
“That could happen to anybody.
“It’s not a big deal,” Smith said.
“I’ve tripped and busted my behind on several occasions, sometimes running up the stairs. It happens.
“It’s not the end of the world.
“It’s not evidence that he’s just not all there.
“But he is 80. He’ll be 81 by the end of his term, approaching 82.
“Without trying to engage in any kind of ageism at all, because I don’t believe in it.
“There does come a point in time where there are certain jobs you don’t need.
“It’s not that you don’t need to be working, it’s not that you don’t need to be living your life, it’s not that you don’t need to be living a very vibrant lifestyle or anything like that.
“But there are responsibilities that are far, far, far more extensive than a typical 9 to 5 that somebody in their 80s may not need to be doing.
“I think the presidency is one of em.
“But here’s one of my biggest reasons – and again, forget Biden for a second because this is no disrespect to him.
“What does it say about our country where we’re looking at an 80-year-old, who will be 82 if he wins the presidency again in 2024?
“What does it say about our country if that’s what we’re depending on?
“I mean, to the Democrats, y’all ain’t got nobody? Nobody?!”
“Michelle Obama. She’d win by a landslide.
“I think Bob Iger’s the greatest I’ve ever seen. I just do.
“He’ll never run, I mean, he’s living his life running Disney.
“I just don’t believe somebody in their 80s should be running the country,” he said.
I’ll say it…and I know this will make some people mad…but I just think someone 80+ years old is too old to be President.
There has to be better options pic.twitter.com/keewnqFYU0
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) June 2, 2023
Smith voted for Biden in 2020 and made clear he is not calling for the president to be removed from office.
However, he is urging the Democrats to run a better candidate in 2024.