Biden and Trump are both old. So why are voters keying in on only one of them?

If he wins the presidency next year, he’ll be the oldest person ever elected to the White House.

Yes, that would be President Joe Biden. But it would also be former President Donald Trump. 

Biden was the oldest presidential winner ever, when he won in 2020. The fact that he’d beat his own record is a historical footnote that has voters concerned. 

Trump is no spring chicken either. In fact, he’s just three years younger than Biden. But he’s not facing nearly the same scrutiny for his age.