Trump trolls Joe Scarborough for saying he looks '20 years younger' than his Democratic rivals – and says his 'BRAIN is much sharper' too
- 'Morning Joe' co-host warned Democrats that Trump looks more youthful and energetic than they do
- Said the president appears '20 years younger' despite being 72 years old
- Trump trolled Scarborough Wednesday morning on Twitter , saying his mind is also sharper than his Democratic rivals
- President told DailyMail.com last month that he feels like a 'vibrant young man'
- He also slapped at 76-year-old Joe Biden at hte time, hinting that he's lost a step
Donald Trump appears more youthful as a campaigner than some of his younger Democratic opponents, Joe Scarborough said Wednesday – and the president was quick to troll him for the unexpected praise.
'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,' Scarborough said on his MSNBC 'Morning Joe' program.
Trump, 72, trolled him in a tweet less than three hours later.
'Thank you Joe and remember, the BRAIN is much sharper also!' he wrote.
'Morning Joe' Scarborough said Wednesday that President Donald Trump looks '20 years younger' on the campaign trail than his Democratic rivals
Trump, pictured hamming it up in Louisiana on Tuesday, fired back at Scarborough on Twitter
The president, age 72, said his brain is sharper than the Democrats who want his job
Former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, is cmapaigning in New Hampshire and drawing hundreds where Trump typically attracts thousands
DailyMail.com first injected candidates' age into the 2020 equation on April 26, asking Trump at the White House whether the 76-year-old former vice president Joe Biden was too old to be president.
'I think that I feel like a young man. I'm so young!' a gleeful Trump exclaimed, turning the question into a one-person focus group about his own vitality.
'I'm the youngest person! I'm a young, vibrant man,' he said.
'I look at Joe, I don't know about him. I don't know,' Trump added then. 'I would never say anyone's too old but I know they're all making me look very young both in terms of age and in terms of energy.'
Biden will be 78 years old on Inauguration Day in 2021. Trump was 70 years, 220 days old when he took office, making him the oldest first-term president in history. Ronald Reagan entered office at the age of 69 years, 349 days.
The former VP told a Michigan crowd in October: 'I think it’s totally appropriate for people to look at me and say, if I were to run for office again, "Well, God darn, you're old." Well, chronologically, I am old.'
At 77, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is the oldest mainstream candidate in the 2020 field; former Alaska Gov. Mike Gravel, a long-shot who has said he doesn't intend to win, is 89
Trump hasn't yet adopted a regular campaign schedule but his rallies and public speeches tend to draw massive crowds who are hungry for the swagger that won him the White House in 2016
DailyMail.com asked Trump on April 26 if Biden is too old to be president; he responded that he feels like a 'young, vibrant man'
Two other Democratic candidates are even older than Biden: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders would be 79 if he were to take the presidential oath of office. Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel would be an eye-popping 90.
Scarborough, a onetime Florida Republican congressman, seemed to recognize on Wednesday the peril his adopted political party faces.
'Let's just be blunt about Donald Trump. That guy can do on a campaign stage what nobody else can do,' Scarborough said.
'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.'
AGES OF THE 2020 CANDIDATES ON INAUGURATION DAY
As of May 16, 2019 there were 26 declared major party candidates in the 2020 presidential election, including 24 Democrats and two Republicans.
Here is the age each of them would be on Inauguration Day 2021 if he or she were to win:
- Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel: 90 years, 8 months, 9 days
- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders: 79 years, 4 months, 13 days
- Former Vice President Joe Biden: 78 years, 2 months, 1 day
- Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld (R): 75 years, 5 months, 21 days
- President Donald Trump (R): 74 years, 7 months, 7 days
- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren: 71 years, 6 months, 30 days
- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee: 69 years, 11 months, 12 days
- Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper: 68 years, 11 months, 14 days
- Author Marianne Williamson: 68 years, 6 months, 13 days
- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar: 60 years, 7 months, 27 days
- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio: 59 years, 8 months, 14 days
- Maryland Rep. John Delaney: 57 years, 9 months, 5 days
- California Sen. Kamala Harris: 56 years, 3 months, 1 day
- Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet: 56 years, 1 month, 25 days
- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock: 54 years, 9 months, 11 days
- New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: 54 years, 1 month, 12 days
- New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker: 51 years, 8 months, 25 days
- Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke: 48 years, 3 months, 26 days
- Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan: 47 years, 6 months, 5 days
- Miramar, Florida mayor Wayne Messam: 46 years, 7 months, 14 days
- Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro: 46 years, 4 month, 5 days
- Entrepreneur Andrew Yang: 46 years, 8 days
- Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton: 42 years, 2 months, 28 days
- California Rep. Eric Swalwell: 40 years, 2 months, 5 days
- Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: 39 years, 9 months, 9 days
- South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg: 39 years, 2 days
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