President Donald Trump was asked by reporters outside the White House on Friday how old was too old to be president.
“Well,” Trump said, “I think that – I just feel like a young man. I’m so young. I can’t believe it. I’m the youngest person. I am a young, vibrant man.”
He compared himself to former vice president Joe Biden, who declared his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday.
“I look at Joe? I don’t know about him. I don’t know.”
Was Biden too old?, Trump was asked.
“I would never say anyone is too old,” he replied, “but I know they’re all making me look very young, both in terms of age and I think in terms of energy.”
Appearing on ABC’s “The View,” Biden waved off Trump’s comments.
“If he looks young and vibrant compared to me,” Biden said, “I should probably go home.”
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