Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) fired back after a moderator at Thursday’s Democratic debate noted that she would be the oldest person elected to the White House should she defeat President Donald Trump in 2020.
“I’d also be the youngest woman ever inaugurated,” Warren, a front-runner for the Democratic nomination, pointed out Thursday to wild applause.
Warren would be 71 at the time of her inauguration if elected. Trump, at 70, was the oldest person elected when he assumed office in 2017, followed by Ronald Reagan, who entered the White House at 69, just weeks before his own 70th birthday.
No woman has been elected president, so Warren would, in fact, be the youngest.
The debate stage on Thursday night was whittled down to just seven candidates who met the Democratic National Committee’s qualification requirements. Both Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden are in their late 70s, but the field included candidates decades younger. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is 37, and businessman Andrew Yang is 44.
Warren delivered some of the night’s fiercest one-liners and unleashed a blistering attack against Buttigieg after images circulated on social media of a high-dollar private fundraiser he held in a wine cave in California.
The mayor responded with his own mudslinging, noting Warren has far more personal wealth than he does.
How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more informationTrack ballot status
In-person early voting dates: Varies by state
Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. You don't need an excuse to vote early. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.My Election Office
General Election: Nov 3, 2020
Polling hours on Election Day: Varies by state/localityMy Polling Place