MSNBC Host Joe Scarborough unsarcastically agreed with President Donald Trump’s comments about him being young and vibrant, and that giving him an advantage on the campaign trail.
Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski discussed the issue after playing a clip where former Vice President Joe Biden vowed not to make personal attacks against his fellow Democratic presidential candidates because his primary goal was to make sure that the Democratic nominee could take down the president in the general election.
“I’m not going to engage in the name-calling,” Biden said in the clip played by MSNBC’s hosts.
“President Trump on the other hand, makes no such promise,” Brzezinski said, introducing a clip with the president speaking about his economic growth and his possible 2020 opponents.
Following the clip, Scarborough then referenced the president’s comments about his vibrancy, compared with some of the other candidates a few years his senior.
Trump called himself a “young, vibrant man” in April after a reporter asked him how old was too old to be president. “I just feel like a young man. I’m so young,” he said. “I can’t believe it. I’m the youngest person. I am a young, vibrant man.”
According to Scarborough, watching the president address a crowd in Louisiana on Tuesday makes him agree with the assessment:
“A couple of weeks ago, when Donald Trump said, ‘I’m young, I’ve got more vigor than them,’” started Scarborough. “Look at a clip like that, and he does. He just does. Let’s 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. 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.”