(Washington) Joe Biden on Wednesday brushed off questions about his age after announcing his 2024 presidential bid, while stressing that his potential Republican rival Donald Trump was “a danger” to American democracy.

“I feel good,” the 80-year-old Democratic president replied to a question about his age during a joint press conference with his South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk Yeol at the White House.

“I am excited about this prospect,” Joe Biden added. “What happens in the next two, three, four years is going to determine what the next decade looks like. »

Asked about Donald Trump, 76, Mr. Biden said: “I know him well and I know the danger he poses to our democracy. »

“We’ve been through all of this before,” he pointed out.

Joe Biden announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election on Tuesday, promising to restore “dignity” to working-class America.

If the democrat displays an unusual endurance, juggling between international crises and major reforms, his main handicap remains his age.

Never before had the Americans elected such an old president, nor had a candidate asked them to leave him the keys to the White House until he was 86 years old.