There are a series of requirements to become president of the United States: born in the country, having lived there for the past 14 years and over 35 years of age. However, there is no age limit.. When the US declared its independence, life expectancy was lower, and the first presidents were no older than 61 when they began their terms.
The president usually undergoes a series of annual evaluations that include cognitive tests. Donald Trump once boasted that he had pulverized them all, but gave bad examples, such as repeating words like “man, woman, camera, man.”
At the time, Washington was abuzz with rumors about whether Trump’s Cabinet was planning to declare him incapacitated, something allowed by the 25th Amendment to the Constitution. It establishes a process where the vice president and a majority of the cabinet can declare that the president can do nothing to perform their functions. If the president challenges the declaration of incapacity, Congress has the responsibility to decide the matter. That amendment has never been applied.
Another way to remove a president is through impeachment, which is first voted on by the House and paves the way for the Senate process. But this dismissal only happens for serious crimes, and not for mental incapacity. Trump has been subject to two impeachment proceedings and the Senate acquitted him on both occasions.
The Republicans, who saw the opportunity to profit from the prosecutor’s report provided evidence of Biden’s diminished thinking, they asked his team to weaken him. Others asked him to resign. According to Congressman Joe Wilson, “the policy of open borders to terrorists will lead the Democratic elitists to expand the government to maintain power. For freedom to prevail, Biden and Harris must resign.
The president usually undergoes a series of annual check-ups that include cognitive tests.
The democrats, however, know the problems of the president’s age, and in this campaign the vice president, Kamala Harris, who is 57 years old, has an important role. If Biden wins the election and leaves office, or it becomes vacant, the vice president will immediately fill it.