On Wednesday morning, “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough paid an unlikely compliment to President Trump when he said he acts tremendously younger than his age, 72, would suggest.
Speaking to Jim Vandehei, the co-founder and CEO of Axios, Scarborough said via the Washington Examiner, “A couple weeks ago, when Donald Trump said, I’m young, I’ve got more vigor than them, well you know, you look at a clip like that, and he does. He just does.”
“Let’s just be blunt about Donald Trump. That guy can do on a campaign stage what nobody else can do: He can engage the audience. He can engage viewers, despite the hateful rhetoric, despite everything else. You can see that guy is gearing up for 2020 and yes, Democrats, he is going to be hard to beat, because he does look like he is about 20 years younger than a lot of Democratic candidates,” he continued.
The Washington Examiner adds:
The oldest 2020 Democratic candidate is Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, 77, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 69. Both Sanders and Biden would be older upon taking office than Ronald Reagan — who was just shy of 77 — when he left office after two terms. Before Trump, Reagan was the oldest person first elected to the White House.
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Scarborough’s comments made reference to an answer Trump gave in April when he was asked about former Vice President Joe Biden’s age.
When Trump was asked, “how old is too old,” the Washington Examiner reports that he answered: “I am a young, vibrant man. I look at Joe, I don’t know about him … I would never say anyone is too old. But they are all making me look very young both in terms of age and in terms of energy.”
“I think you people know that better than anybody,” the president added.