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Elon Musk Says There Should Be An Age Cap On Running For Public Office

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Elon Musk Says There Should Be An Age Cap On Running For Public Office

Elon Musk reckons a law should be introduced blocking people from running for political office once they hit a certain age. 

And it’s bad news for former POTUS Donald Trump and current President Joe Biden as they’re both too old, according to Musk. 

The billionaire tweeted: “Let's set an age limit after which you can't run for political office, perhaps a number just below 70."

And it seems as though others are onboard with the idea, one follower wrote: “If we have a minimum age limit, then we should most definitely have a maximum age limit.”

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A third replied: "Absolutely, 100% agree! I have been saying the exact thing."

Someone else said: “Perhaps set it somewhere close to 50, I feel like people over that age are too disconnected to the current times, so they don't really understand the problems of our current society.”


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Musk tweeted his opinion a few weeks after he made a dig at Senator Bernie Sanders, who is 80-years-old. 

Last month, Sanders’ tweeted to say super rich Americans should ‘pay their fair share’. 

Musk then quote tweeted the post, writing: “I keep forgetting you’re still alive.”

Musk’s tweet was met with criticism, with one person saying: “What a deeply offensive thing to say.”

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Another wrote: “What a deeply gross and inhumane thing to say.”

While a third person said: “Damn dude, just pay your taxes. You can even pay a little every month, like how you pay your child support.”

In a follow up he tweet, he wrote: “Want me to sell more stock, Bernie? Just say the word…”

He also said: “Bernie is a taker, not a maker.”

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He has previously defended his astronomical wealth against criticism from Sanders, claiming he would use his money to help advance humankind. 

He explained: “I am accumulating resources to help make life multiplanetary & extend the light of consciousness to the stars.” 

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Currently, in the US, you need to be at least 35 before you can run for president, however, there is no upper age limit. 

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Biden is the oldest US President - he was 78 when he took office - while Donald Trump was the third oldest US President and was 70 when he was voted in. 

On the other end of the age spectrum is Theodore Roosevelt who was just 42 when he became president following the assassination of William McKinley. John F Kennedy is the second youngest president, aged 43. 

Oh and in case you’re interested the median age for a US president is 55, meaning its well below Musk’s proposed limits.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Politics, Elon Musk

Claire Reid
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