April 26, 2019

"I look at Joe, I don't know about him... 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."

Said Trump, quoted in The Daily Mail.

72 comments:

rcocean said...

I would never say anyone's too old - except I just did. Ah, that Trump.

Nonapod said...

Trump wasting no time getting into it. He's clearly very eager to mix it up with Biden. Honestly I think Trump relishes these public scuffles much more than any politician I've every seen, and certainly far more than any Republican politician.

Kay said...

Candidates in general seem to be getting older. Maybe because we’re all living longer. Trump, for instance, is the oldest person ever to be president.

Mattman26 said...

He's just so good at fucking with people.

BTW, "they're all" making me look young? Even Mayor Pete, who's like 17? I guess he's just trying to sweep Bernie into this too.

rhhardin said...

Where Bentley late tempestuous wont to sport
In troubled waters, but now sleeps in port

- Alexander Pope

Pope getting after Bentley, with the false implication that Bentley would not get the reference owing to his advanced age.

Lucid-Ideas said...

You're only as old as you feel, right?

That must make Joe somewhere between 10 and 40 years old. That's what he likes to feel.

WisRich said...

Trump knows how to push buttons. I watched the video. He was clearly enjoying the moment.

Politics is going to be so boring after he's gone.

rehajm said...

Trump says Joe is likeable enough

eric said...

Trump is the reason you can't go off of generic polls.

Once he's had his way with you, you're polling is going down.

gilbar said...

Honestly I think Trump relishes these public scuffles much more than any politician I've every seen

Imagine High School Biden confronting High School Trump,'behind the gym' .
Kinda Think Trump would Really Enjoy it!

Amadeus 48 said...

In 1972-47 years ago- fresh young fella named Joe Biden got elected to the Senate. Biden is still around, acting like your tippling uncle who never keeps his hands to himself. Yes, he is familiar after all these years. But he has been wrong about most things and at best inept for all of that time.

Biden for president.

mccullough said...

Reagan was 78 when he left office. Trump is 72.

He’s not the oldest president. Not even close.

bagoh20 said...

Trump is the perfect President for this time right now. The culture is obsessed with fame, trolling, and social media, and he rides it like a wave. Pretty impressive for the old guy he is.

Yancey Ward said...

Kay,

I think Reagan was the oldest man who was President (77 when his 2nd term ended), Trump the oldest to win his first election to the office.

The only time I saw Reagan in the flesh during a campaign was in 1984- I went to a rally he held the afternoon before a debate with Mondale in Louisville. He didn't seem old that afternoon to 18 year old me, but looking back on old videos today, I am not so sure about that opinion.

bagoh20 said...

Biden is yelling "get off my lawn", and Trump is dunking hoops in the driveway with the neighbor kids.

CJinPA said...

You think comments like THAT are going to endear you to the Washington elite??? You're losing them, Trump!!

rcocean said...

"BTW, "they're all" making me look young? Even Mayor Pete, who's like 17?"

You should be working at the New York Times. Dumbest interpretation possible. Yes, Trump is talking about Biden but he really meant Mayor Pete. Because Trump doesn't know he's 40. Yep.

rcocean said...

Remember when Trump said he was wiretapped and all the MSM called him a liar because his phone wasn't physically tapped like they did in the 1930s?

Bay Area Guy said...

The way Obama beat Hillary in the 2008 DNC primary was hammering the Iraq War:

"Hillary, you voted for the Iraq War -- I had the foresight to oppose it."

Watch for this same dynamic in 2020, between Bernie and Biden:

"Joe, we were both in Congress in 2003. You voted for the Iraq War, and I voted against it. Now, after the fact, you say your vote was a mistake. Well, that was a heckuva mistake. A lotta people were killed by that mistake. I still stand by my vote then and now.

One might ask, what other big mistakes did you make in office, Joe?"

rcocean said...

BTW, Trump wouldn't have to tweet like this, if ANY of the DC Republicans were out there doing the same thing. But no, they just stay quiet and hope the MSM won't attack them. Trump got elected on his own, and he'll have to get RE-elected on his own. The Asshole RINO's aren't going to lift a finger to help.

Yancey Ward said...

"Well, that was a heckuva mistake."

Bernie should go with "that mistake was a big fucking deal"

stevew said...

Still feeling that Trump actually likes Biden in a fraternal or collegial way.

Trump loves this in no small part because he's good at it and knows that he's good at it. I love it because he tweaks those disingenuous fakers in the most illuminating ways.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

NO MO JOE

no mojo

mockturtle said...

And Joe countered with something like, "If he looks young and vital next to me, I might as well go home". Well, bye-bye, Joe.

Anonymous said...

“Biden is yelling "get off my lawn", and Trump is dunking hoops in the driveway with the neighbor kids.”

Yeah sure. Trump is the one who had to take a golf cart, while all the other world leaders walked to a gathering. “Dunking hoops”, how delusional are you people?

wwww said...


huh all this churn makes me think people assume he's the front runner. Trump thinks he's the front runner. I am not making that assumption - maybe yes, maybe no.

Anyways, you all know both of them look old right? & that's fine they look old. They are old--how should they look? 72 year old & 74 year old debating about who looks young is beyond silly.

You know who looks young for her age? Elizabeth Warren. I'm shocked she's in her 70s. She looks like she could be 50. Does that make her a good candidate? Nope.

Michael K said...

“Dunking hoops”, how delusional are you people?

Hilarious. The Biden supporter is arguing about golf carts,

I'm sure you did not watch the last weeks of the 2016 campaign when Hillary was being thrown into her limo like a bag of dirty laundry.

Michael K said...

Trump got elected on his own, and he'll have to get RE-elected on his own. The Asshole RINO's aren't going to lift a finger to help.

Nor will they help him govern. They specialize in unkept promises.

Humperdink said...

Trump taking the golf cart? Trump was doing three campaign events per day. Hillary was getting IV's.

gilbar said...

Watch for this same dynamic in 2020, between Bernie and Biden:

NO WAY!
Bernie will say something along the lines of:
I'm "sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!"

Bernie is a COWARD, He won't stand up for Anything. Bernie is a Joke

Fernandistein said...

"I am not a pedophile!"

Kay said...

Whoever mentioned Reagan before is right. He is the oldest person to serve as president. Donald is merely the oldest person we’ve ever elected. If he makes it through eight years, he will for sure beat Reagan’s record.

Kay said...

Reagan took office at 69. Donald at 70.

CJinPA said...

BTW, Trump wouldn't have to tweet like this, if ANY of the DC Republicans were out there doing the same thing. But no, they just stay quiet and hope the MSM won't attack them.

It's takes a lot of time, effort and money to get elected to Congress and stay there, so I can understand the temptation to be a coward. But that doesn't change the fact that they are spineless cowards.

Trump got elected on his own, and he'll have to get RE-elected on his own.

Yup. The GOP establishment will wait eight years if necessary until this blows over, and they can go back to Bush-style country club politics of squeezing the most power out of America's decline.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Trump Knows.
He knows he owns Joe.
He knows what uncontrollable, overriding impulse overtakes him when he
thinks of Trump, and he is undone.
Fixated, mesmerized by the Commander-In-Chief's quirky coif,
the question burns within him...and he just gots to know...

"WHAT DOES IT SMELL LIKE ?!?!"

robother said...

"There must've been some magic in that old blonde wig he donned...."

wwww said...

eh, we have no idea who is going to be the nominee. Too many candidates running. Polls aren't much help. In crowded fields, large # of voters make last minute choices.

& Yes, Bernie and Trump and Biden and H. Clinton and Warren are all old. The Revolutionary generation and Constitution writers were a lot younger. Ben Franklin was the elder one. The American electorate is old; old candidates are not surprising. Although the younger demographic did tick up in 2018.

Trump has done stuff to look youthful w/ skin and hair. Some think it works. Some do not. The one thing that mystifies me is the tie length, which looks odd. He has the $$ to go to tailors and would have been told proper length. Must be deliberate but I don't know why.

Johnathan Birks said...

Old
White
Hetero
Male
Gropey

Tough sell for the Woke Mob.

wwww said...

Trump got elected on his own, and he'll have to get RE-elected on his own.


Nah he's gonna have a lot more support and a LOT of donations. Incumbency is powerful. Any President starts out with at least 65-70% chance of winning, and that's w/ out any good economic info. Throw in the good economic info, and the chances get better.

Nobody said...

Joe Biden claims world leaders begged him to ´save the world´ from Donald Trump as he entered the race for the White House yesterday.

Oh look, he’s BRAGGING about collusion now.

Nobody said...

World to Joe Biden: "We want a pushover in the White House so we can go back to those one sided trade deals!"

Drago said...

wwww: "eh, we have no idea who is going to be the nominee. Too many candidates running. Polls aren't much help. In crowded fields, large # of voters make last minute choices."

Sometimes its sunny. Sometimes not. Some people like the rain. Others think it jyst makes everything wet. I saw a squirrel once, looking for acorns, in the rain. Does the rain make the squirrel a better acorn hunter? No one knows. Not really anyway.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

the Creamcicle Candidacy--

the Tangerine Tornado mixes it up with the Vanilla Gorilla !

Anonymous said...

“the Tangerine Tornado mixes it up with the Vanilla Gorilla !”

“Deranged Donald” per George Conway, that’s gonna stick.

Deranged Donald said...

#1 trending on Twitter.

wwww said...

"No one knows. Not really anyway."

LOL Nobody is happy when the analyst comes in the room and talks about, ugh, probability. "Just tell us what is going to happen!" Ha! Sometimes you just gotta wait and see. In the end, it's useful to understand when things are unpredictable. But I get that people are annoyed by it. In about 12 months we might know who is gonna be the nominee. Until then it's a bunch of wasted energy on someone who may be a 15 minute wonder & disappear.

Nobody said...

#1 trending on Twitter

So exactly what percentage of voters in swing states does that make? The twitterati who are so quick to act on the DNC blast faxes?

Nobody said...

I have to hand it to you guys though. For over two solid years you monopolize the media with an unfounded and now thoroughly discredited conspiracy theory cooked up by the losing campaign, and you pretend it never happened. Just like you pretend that Hillary wasn’t your party’s standard bearer last time out.

Jim at said...

Trump is the one who had to take a golf cart, while all the other world leaders walked to a gathering.

Impeach!

Jim at said...

Hilarious. The Biden supporter is arguing about golf carts,

You misspelled 'Jill Stein.'

rcocean said...

"Reagan took office at 69. Donald at 70."

Reagan got shot when he was 70 and almost died. I think it took something out of him. He also got Alzheimers. I don't think it affected him in his second term but it sure did afterwards. But old age is a crap shoot. Some people like Trump seem to motor on year after year and look 10 years younger, others look and act Old. Hillary seemed to be very "low energy".

rcocean said...

Its hilarious to go back and read people in the 50's complaining about what an "Old Man" Eisenhower was. He was only 62 when he took office.

Anonymous said...

There once was a polhack named Biden,
Whose genius he spent his life hidin,
When it came to the ladies,
His hands became straybies,
While his leer continued to widen.

Narr
Bal'mer: From Poe and Mencken to Biden and Pugh. Sad.

tcrosse said...

We should reserve judgement about Biden's chances until we see how SNL treats him.

The Vault Dweller said...

He's not wrong. Trump is more energetic than any of the current dem candidates. Even the super-young Buttigieg. I really relish the idea of the first debate between President Trump and whomever he happens to face on the Dem side. First time around Dems still thought he was a joke and didn't adequately prepare, and tried the same old, Debate performance routine.

This time around they will take him seriously but they will try and out-Trump Trump, and deliver zingers and be brash. But Trump is really good at finding the line of appropriateness and just skating near it. That is what he does with his constant rallies and speeches. He is always A/B testing what specific comments and verbiage will fly and what won't.

Unknown said...

Mr Trump should bring back "Joe BiteMe."

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Biden--
He's so... So White & 7 Dwarf-ish--
Sleepy, Gropey, Sleazy, Dopey, Gaffy, Dorky and Sniffy

tcrosse said...

Sloppy Joe, or as they say in Iowa, Loose Meat.

Yancey Ward said...

"Sloppy Joe"

Yep, that one will be used!

Drago said...

Its going to be delightful watching LLR Chuck "pretzel" himself as he strives valuantly to make "The Conservative Case For Why Joe Biden Is The Real Conservative In The 2020 Race!", and also "The Conservative Case For Infanticide".

red 3215 said...

Some thoughts:
Remember, Eisenhower fought in two World Wars and literally had all the weight of the European Theater on his shoulders as the CinC SHAEF, AFTER having to re-build the US Army from the pre-war situation. (Google up the note he wrote taking responsibility in case the D-Day invasion failed and consider what he went through thinking about that.) It should be a surprise he looked as well as he did in the 1950's.

Trump does not drink or smoke and never has. That makes a big difference.

Biden has, I've read, had two brain surgeries. There is always a problem when you block off blood flow to the brain and open the skull, which allows air to contact the tissue. Can't avoid it in surgery. There is sure to have been some damage.

That said, we all age differently.

traditionalguy said...

And remember Paul said in Romans 8:11 that the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit. Never underestimate the power of Christians praying for their beloved President.

Bob said...

Trump looks merely like an older version of his younger self. Biden looks like he could be his 1988 self's grandfather.

rhhardin said...

Trump is tuned to soap opera women as the audience for dem remarks, and spoils those remarks in advance for that audience.

The humor for the rest of us derives from the soap opera woman audience's thought patterns, so nicely mapped out and blocked in advance by Trump.

Bob said...

rhhardin said, "Trump is tuned to soap opera women as the audience for dem remarks..."

Speaking of which...

Watch Joe Biden on The View tap dance around the question, "are you prepared to apologize to those women":

H/T Instapundit.

Fen said...

"I would never say anyone is too old but..oops I just did!"

LOL.

I feel a great disturbance in the caucus, as if millions of cuck conservatives clutched their pearls too tightly.

Fen said...

"Trump is more energetic than any of the current dem candidates."

Trump is one those bastards that thrives on 4 hours of sleep. I hate them.

Fen said...

Hilarious. The Biden supporter is arguing about golf carts,

Chuck still insists Trump plays the Titleist Pro V1, not the Pro V1x as claimed.

It's his 24th article of Impeachment.

Fen said...

" But no, they just stay quiet and hope the MSM won't attack them."

Cowardly AND stupid.

I still remember the "Moderate Maverick" McCain, always throwing us under the bus to impress the media, sacrificing us in the hope they would treat him fairly once he ran for President.

If they can't learn from that, they have no business being in a leadership position.

Paco Wové said...

"There is sure to have been some damage."

E.g.: Traditionalguy

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JAORE said...

Biden has more baggage than was lost on the Titanic.

His best and highest use would be as the Democratic arrow catcher while the real nominee avoids flack until late in the process.