Bill Maher: Buttigieg a 'little too young' to be president

Comedian and commentator Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherBill Maher says he's 'glad' David Koch is dead The Hill's Morning Report - Trump touts new immigration policy, backtracks on tax cuts Delaney: 'It feels like some Democrats are cheering on a recession' MORE on Tuesday said South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSteyer calls on DNC to expand polling criteria for debates The Hill's 12:30 Report: Stocks sink as Trump fights with Fed, China Gabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates MORE (D) "is a little too young" to be president while pushing back against criticism of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden evokes 1968, asks voters to imagine if Obama had been assassinated Biden blasts Trump's 'embarrassing' actions heading into G-7 summit Steyer calls on DNC to expand polling criteria for debates MORE

“This is the only country that I can think of in history who doesn’t seem to get something very fundamental, which is that in general people older are wiser," Maher, who hosts HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” said on CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time." "That’s the tradeoff of life. Of course there are exceptions. There are dumb old people and smart young people. But in general, yes, I’m OK with someone who has learned and grown and seen a lot and has experienced it and has seen patterns."

"I like Mayor Pete, but I do think 37 is a little too young," Maher said. "A little bit.”


The comments from Maher came as he and CNN host Chris CuomoChristopher (Chris) Charles CuomoCNN's Chris Cuomo: Trump's 'mouth is a threat to this country' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Trump complains of Republicans defending CNN's Cuomo over 'Fredo' video: 'We never learn!' MORE talked about Biden's record as a public servant and the criticism he's received for some of the past positions he's taken. Maher acknowledged that Biden was "rotten" to Anita HillAnita Faye HillAnita Hill: I could see myself voting for Biden over Trump Bill Maher: Buttigieg a 'little too young' to be president What I saw at the last impeachment: Rules are for little people MORE while leading congressional hearings on her sexual harassment accusation against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence ThomasClarence ThomasWhat to know about the fight over Trump's tax returns Liberal, conservative Supreme Court justices unite in praising Stevens Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids — Harris walks back support for eliminating private insurance | Missouri abortion clinic to remain open through August | Georgia sued over 'heartbeat' abortion law MORE

"But what, is he going to keep apologizing for it until the end of time?" Maher said, later adding that the Democratic Party should maybe consider a candidate who has "learned and moved on."

Buttigieg, the youngest of the 24 Democrats seeking the party's 2020 presidential nomination, has consistently dismissed questions about his age, pointing out that he has more executive government experience than the current president and vice president. The former Rhodes scholar has also highlighted his military experience, saying in a March CNN Town Hall that he has "more military experience than anybody to walk into that office on day one since George H.W. Bush."

“I get I’m the young guy in the conversation, but experience is what qualifies me to have a seat at this table.”