Biden says he'll challenge Trump for push-ups if age becomes an issue as Sanders jokes about running a mile against the president

The comments from Biden were also in response to Trump mocking the Democrat in speeches, calling him "Sleepy Joe," arguing that he has lost a step since he was Former President Obama's running mate.


                            Biden says he'll challenge Trump for push-ups if age becomes an issue as Sanders jokes about running a mile against the president

Former Vice President and top Democratic presidential contender, Joe Biden, has said that that if President Donald Trump were to make an issue of his age or energy level during a debate, he would challenge the Republican to a push-up contest on the spot, reports state.

Biden, 76, while appearing on Morning Joe on Tuesday, said: "I'd say, 'C'mon Donald. C'mon man. How many push-ups do you want to do here, pal?'"

Biden also said that he often runs instead of walking along parade routes similar to the one where he appeared on July 4, in Independence, Missouri. "I mean, jokingly. ... C'mon. Run with me, man," Biden said, referring to 73-year-old Trump.

The comments from Biden were also in response to Trump mocking the Democrat in speeches, calling him "Sleepy Joe," arguing that he has lost a step since he was Former President Obama's running mate.

A few hours after Biden's comments on Tuesday, another high contender for the 2020 Democratic nomination, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, joked about President Trump's strength, saying that he might challenge the president to run a mile-long footrace.

"I think some of the reporters who have followed me around say, 'Slow it up, Bernie. No more parades, please,'" Sanders said during a Washington Post interview. "When I was a kid I was a pretty good long-distance runner, cross-country runner, came in third-place in public schools mile race. So I have good endurance  Look, age is a factor, but it is one of a dozen factors."

When Sanders was asked if was challenging Trump to run a mile against him, the 77-year-old said with a deadpan expression: "Alright, I will. There you go. The media would like that one."

Trump, during his 2016 presidential campaign, had challenged former Texas Gov. Rick Perry in a Daily Mail interview, claiming that Perry lacked the energy, toughness and "brain power" to go toe-to-toe with him. 

Perry later laughed off Trump's claims, saying: "Let's get a pull-up bar out there and see who can do the most pull-ups."  

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