Biden jokes, ‘Do you think I need it’ when asked about annual physical

Biden, 80, jokes ‘Do you think I need it’ when asked when he’s having his annual physical and says ‘part’ of the exam ‘is already done’

  • President Joe Biden joked around with reporters on Thanksgiving Day, when the 80-year-old president was asked when he would complete his annual physical 
  • ‘Do you think I need it?’ the president asked. ‘Part of my physical is already done and I’ll be getting it before the end of the year,’ he then answered 
  • Biden made history Sunday by becoming the first American president to turn 80 in office 
  • The family celebrated with a birthday brunch hosted by First Lady Jill Biden 
  • They’re now spending Thanksgiving break in Nantucket where Biden said the family will discuss whether he should run again in 2024 

President Joe Biden joked around with reporters on Thanksgiving Day, when the 80-year-old president was asked when he would complete his annual physical.  

‘Do you think I need it?’ the president asked. ‘Part of my physical is already done and I’ll be getting it before the end of the year,’ he then answered. 

Biden made history Sunday by becoming the first American president to turn 80 in office. 

The family celebrated with a birthday brunch hosted by First Lady Jill Biden, as the extended Biden clan was gathered in Washington to mark granddaughter Naomi’s White House wedding. 

They’re now spending Thanksgiving break in Nantucket – a place the president and first lady have frequented for the holiday since 1975.  

'Do you think I need it?' President Joe Biden said when asked when he would be completing his annual physical - after turning 80 last week. 'Part of my physical is already done and I'll be getting it before the end of the year,' he then answered

‘Do you think I need it?’ President Joe Biden said when asked when he would be completing his annual physical – after turning 80 last week. ‘Part of my physical is already done and I’ll be getting it before the end of the year,’ he then answered

President Joe Biden turns 80 at the White House on Sunday, surrounded by his wife and grandkids

President Joe Biden turns 80 at the White House on Sunday, surrounded by his wife and grandkids 

The president talked to reporters while making a stop Thursday at the Nantucket Fire Department, bringing his grandchild, baby Beau Biden, along. The 2-year-old was gifted a firehat by the first responders

The president talked to reporters while making a stop Thursday at the Nantucket Fire Department, bringing his grandchild, baby Beau Biden, along. The 2-year-old was gifted a firehat by the first responders

The president is expected to talk 2024 with his family during their Thanksgiving trip to Nantucket. Spotted Wednesday in town (from right) Hunter Biden, baby Beau, Ashley Biden and Hunter's wife Melissa Cohen

The president is expected to talk 2024 with his family during their Thanksgiving trip to Nantucket. Spotted Wednesday in town (from right) Hunter Biden, baby Beau, Ashley Biden and Hunter’s wife Melissa Cohen 

Biden walked over to reporters and answered some questions Thursday morning during a stop at the Nantucket Fire Department.

The president and first lady brought the first responders two pumpkin pies. 

They also brought along their grandson, baby Beau Biden, the son of Hunter and his second wife Melissa Cohen. 

The firefighters gifted the two-year-old a toddler-sized plastic firefighter’s hat. 

The president, first lady, son Hunter and his family and daughter Ashley are spending Thanksgiving together on Nantucket, where one of the topics of conversation will be whether or not Biden should run for the White House again. 

Biden has said it’s his ‘intention’ to run again.

The president ignored a question from DailyMail.com Thursday at the fire station Thursday on whether the discussions had taken place. 

If the president runs and wins again in 2024, he would be 86 at the end of his second term. 

‘So the President is in good health and maintains an active lifestyle. That is from the doctor – he shared that with me,’ White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters Tuesday when asked about Biden’s health following the milestone birthday. 

‘He will have a physical in the upcoming months and the results will be released in the same way that it was last year,’ she said. 

Biden’s doctor, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, released a letter last year on November 19 to update the American people on the president’s health. 

But unlike former President Donald Trump’s two White House doctors – who briefed the press on his physical and outside Walter Reed when he had COVID-19 – O’Connor has never taken questions from reporters. 

When the president contracted COVID-19 in July and had to isolate, O’Connor sent out letters reporting the president’s progress, instead of making an appearance in the White House briefing room – much to the chagrin of some journalists.  

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