President Donald Trump went after Joe Biden again, because politics in the United States is very much like high school bullying and nothing makes sense anymore.
Asked by reporters on the White House lawn whether Biden, who is 76, is too old to run against him in 2020, Trump, who turns 73 in June, scoffed:
"I feel like a young man. I'm so young. I am a young, vibrant man. I look at Joe, I don't know about him. I would never say anyone is too old."
President Donald Trump said he's a "young, vibrant man" compared to Joe Biden. https://t.co/8GKunSAMIC https://t.co/iOJL4la7ci— USA TODAY Video (@USA TODAY Video)1556298967.0
Shortly afterward, Biden, who stopped by the set of The View, had a good laugh at Trump's remarks, encouraging voters to judge him based on his performance as a candidate:
"If he looks young and vibrant compared to me, I should probably go home. Everybody knows who Donald Trump is, and the best way to judge me is to watch. See if I have the energy and the capacity."
When asked if he lives up to Trump's nickname for him as "Sleepy Joe," Biden said that was "the first time" he'd ever been "referenced" that way:
"It's usually the other end, 'Hyper Joe.' And I think, in terms of the future, I think that what I've done in foreign policy, what I've done in foreign policy... Look, one of the reasons why I want to be president... is that there's so much out there. Think of what this next generation is going to have an opportunity to see."
"We're going to do everything from make fundamental change in curing cancer, in Alzheimer's, in diseases. Your kids are going to be flying across America in less than an hour and a half... more is going to change in the next 10 years than has happened in the last 30 or 40 years."
Responding to Pres. Trump's sarcastic welcome to the race, Joe Biden tells @TheView he's never been called "Sleepy… https://t.co/BIUClvx2UR— ABC News (@ABC News)1556293287.0
Does this mean Biden considers the president a dinosaur in comparison to him?
It wouldn't surprise us, and people are certainly more onboard with his assessment.
Trump is being dragged considerably.
@ABC @TheView Joe Biden will be more of a respectful President than Trump will ever be.— Marcia Reid Richard (@Marcia Reid Richard)1556310076.0
Friends, I must inform you that, contrary to his claims, the president is not a young man. https://t.co/BA4ox6Q8Ek— Philip Bump (@Philip Bump)1556297309.0
@thedailybeast Young and vibrant? This alone is proof he cannot distinguish between reality and fantasy. He is old,… https://t.co/UJYv0vw3FB— Carole Raphaelle Davis (@Carole Raphaelle Davis)1556299726.0
@thedailybeast I am a young, vibrant man who is lacking in governmental experience, abrasive and unschooled in dipl… https://t.co/30YJmnFyet— Mongrosio (@Mongrosio)1556300429.0
@CBSNews "I am the youngest person" mentally/emotionally he's around 7 so I guess we can agree— MiTcH (@MiTcH)1556287205.0
@CBSNews Says the guy that sits around watching tv all day, occasionally gets up to go out and make a sound bite(tr… https://t.co/6c4HQRpQtq— Alan Jansen (@Alan Jansen)1556307128.0
According to the April 25-26 Hill-HarrisX survey of 1,000 registered voters, 43 percent say they would choose Biden over Trump in an election match up.
Biden's 6-point lead was outside the poll's 3.1 percent sampling margin of error, and he has consistently polled above the President, performing the most successfully among voters ages 35 to 49 while polling higher than Trump among respondents between the ages of 18 and 34.