Ex-GOP Rep Points Out Something About Donald Trump That Many Ignore

Former Rep. Will Hurd brought up what many supporters of the ex-president often forget about the 2024 candidate.

Former GOP Rep. Will Hurd of Texas on Sunday reminded voters that “Donald Trump’s no spring chicken, either.” (Watch the video below.)

With much of the negative focus on President Joe Biden’s age ― he would be 82 at the start of a possible second term ― Hurd said Trump will also face questions for being long in the tooth.

“Whether we like it or not, age is going to be a factor in this campaign because, guess what, Donald Trump’s no spring chicken, either. And so this is something that’s — that both candidates are going to have to deal with through their primaries and, and, and President Biden in the general election,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Biden, 80, is the oldest serving president. Trump, 76, would be 78 to begin a second term.

Trump’s chaotic and gaffe-plagued presidency raised questions about his mental acuity. He famously bragged about passing a cognitive test that involved reciting “Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.” It’s still brought up by Republican supporters.

Trump and Biden, who officially announced his candidacy last week, are the front-runners for their parties’ nominations. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, 44, looms as a strong potential challenger on the GOP side.

GOP contender Nikki Haley, 51, has made age a focus of her campaign, suggesting cognitive tests for candidates in signaling what’s likely to be a major Republican attack on Biden’s age.

Recent polls indicate that Biden’s age is a major concern, but one noted 57% of voters also called Trump’s age a concern. In another poll, 65% said Biden would be too old for another term, while 45% said Trump would be too old.

Meanwhile, investigations into Trump’s incitement of the Capitol insurrection, his plot to overturn the 2020 election result in Georgia, his hoarding of classified documents at his resort and his hush-money payoff to a porn star have not aged well at all.

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