The news in drawing: Joe Biden and Donald Trump, “towards a duel of octogenarians”?

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US President Joe Biden formalized his candidacy for the next presidential election in 2024 on Tuesday. The head of the White House will be 82 at the end of his first term, and could face Donald Trump, only 4 years old his younger brother.

On Tuesday April 25, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, formalized his candidacy for the next presidential election in November 2024 to “finish the job”, according to his new slogan. He will then have the venerable age of 82, he who is already the oldest president in the history of the country.

If his experience and his endurance reassure his supporters, his health is still debated. Joe Biden regularly has embarrassing memory lapses and seems increasingly weak.

The fact is that his likely rival Donald Trump, just four years his junior, is no better off. If the legal cases that currently occupy him do not prevent his candidacy, the Americans will be entitled in 2024 to a thrilling duel of octogenarians.

This week, the American cartoonist KAL, whose real name is Kevin Kallaugher, is ironic about the age of the two men. The latter has published more than 8,000 cartoons and has appeared on the cover of more than 140 magazines.

He collaborates in particular with the newspapers The Economist of London (since 1978) and The Baltimore Sun (since 1988). Kal worked for ten years in London as a cartoonist for publications including The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph, Today and The Mail on Sunday.

Recognized on numerous occasions, he notably received the Berryman Prize awarded by the National Press Foundation (in 2002 and 2018) and the Grand Prize for Cartoon of the Year in Europe, awarded by Press Cartoon Europe (in 2014). He was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2015 (press cartoon category).

Cartooning for Peace is an international network of cartoonists committed to promoting, through the universality of press cartoons, freedom of expression, human rights and mutual respect between populations of different cultures or beliefs.

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