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

Comedian and commentator Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherKlobuchar takes shots at health and education plans supported by Sanders and Warren Eric Trump: Hypocrisy creates unlevel playing field in politics Maher warns on impeachment: 'Country is going to be paralyzed' for 'a very long time' MORE on Tuesday said South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegO'Rourke hits back at Buttigieg over criticism of his gun buyback proposal Chasten Buttigieg fundraising for husband Pete overseas Progressives fume at Buttigieg, warn him not to attack Warren at debate MORE (D) "is a little too young" to be president while pushing back against criticism of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSupport drops for Medicare for All but increases for public option Bolton told ex-Trump aide to call White House lawyers about Ukraine pressure campaign: report Federal prosecutors in New York examining Giuliani business dealings with Ukraine: report 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 Cuomo10 top Republicans who continue to deny the undeniable Tulsi Gabbard rips Trump's Syria decision: 'Kurds are now paying the price' Warren response to gay marriage question: 'Just marry one woman' 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 HillSupreme Court session begins without ill Clarence Thomas Clinton celebrates first visibly pregnant CEO to be on business magazine cover Anita Hill: I could see myself voting for Biden over Trump MORE while leading congressional hearings on her sexual harassment accusation against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence ThomasClarence ThomasOvernight Health Care — Presented by Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing — Judge blocks Trump 'public charge' rule | Appeals court skeptical of Trump arguments for Medicaid work requirements | CDC offers guidance for treating vaping-related cases Appeals court blocks Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban Supreme Court can prove its independence — or its partisan capture 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.”