Joe Biden claims his eyes were bloodshot because of his contact lens bruised his eyes.
LACONIA — Joe Biden brought his presidential campaign to the Belknap Mill on Friday, offering a message that was equal parts attack on President Donald Trump and demand for a return to civility and compassion.
After his speech, he took questions from The Laconia Daily Sun in a one-on-one interview on his age, his political ideology, gaffes he has made on the campaign trail and even an eye injury.
At age 76, if elected president, Biden would reach 80 in his first term. He was 29 when first elected to the U.S. Senate.
“I think it’s totally appropriate for people to look at my age,” he said. “Just like when I was 29, was I old enough? And now, am I fit enough? I’ll completely disclose everything about my health. I’m in good shape.”
He said he exercises regularly, feels good and people have trouble keeping up with him. During a CNN Climate Town Hall on Wednesday night, his eye appeared to fill with blood.
“It was my contact lens,” he said. “I think I, you know when you’re taking it out, I think bruised my eye.”