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Former President Carter Says He’s Too Old to Run Again; Should There Be A Presidential Age Limit?




Former President Jimmy Carter smiles at the crowd at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Former President Jimmy Carter smiles at the crowd at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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While answering questions at an event in Atlanta, Georgia this week, former President Jimmy Carter said he hopes for an age limit on presidential candidates, according to NBC news.

The Constitution of the United States stipulates that presidential candidates must be at least 35 years old when they take office. Candidates on the upper end of the spectrum have no such age restrictions. 

President Donald Trump was the oldest president at the beginning of his first term, sworn in at age 70. But with Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders at ages 76 and 78 respectively, some have taken Carter’s words as a subtle jab at the Democratic presidential hopefuls.

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