Trump: 'I am a young, vibrant man'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated MORE on Friday took a swipe at former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPossible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat Joe Biden faces an uncertain path The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown MORE, suggesting he may be too old to serve as president.

“I just feel like a young man,” Trump, 72, told reporters at the White House when asked about whether there is an age factor in the 2020 race. “I am a young, vibrant man.”

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Turning his aim at the 76-year-old Biden, Trump continued by saying “I look at Joe, I don’t know about him” while nodding and smiling at the press corps.

“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 I think in terms of energy,” he said.  

He also said he would “easily” defeat Biden in a presidential race. 
 

Trump’s jab came one day after Biden formally announced his campaign to become the Democratic presidential nominee in 2020.

Allies of the president believe the former vice president would be Trump’s strongest opponent in the general election, if he wins the Democratic nomination, and Trump has publicly acknowledged Biden and Sanders are both at the top of the primary field.

Trump was the oldest person ever to become U.S. president when he took office in January 2017 at the age of 70 years and 220 days, but Biden and Sanders would surpass his record.

Updated at 10:15 a.m.