As Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled at the last Democrat Party debate, Gaffigan tweeted the quip.
I hate when my grandparents argue. #demdebate
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) January 18, 2016
The fact is, if either Clinton or Sanders becomes President, he/she would be one of the oldest presidents in American history.
Bernie Sanders is 74; and by the time he would become president, he’d be 75. This would make him the oldest person ever Elected to the White House.
As for Clinton, she would be only a few months younger than Ronald Reagan–the current age record holder who was nearly 70 when he first went to Washington. Hillary will be 69 years and one month old on Election Day.
As to the other most aged presidents, William Henry Harrison was elected at 68 and died only just over a month into his first term. The second oldest was Harry S. Truman, who first became president at 61, finishing Roosevelt’s last term (he was first elected in his own right at age 65).
On the other hand, if the GOP were to win the election, they very well could have one of the Youngest presidents in history.
Marco Rubio would be the second Youngest President in history at 45 years and five months. At 45 years and nine months, Ted Cruz would also be the second youngest if he won. Both would be second only to John F. Kennedy, who was a sprightly 43 when he was elected to the Oval Office.
For his part, Donald Trump would be one of the older ones at 70 years of age on Election Day.
The youngest president was Theodore Roosevelt, who finished the murdered William McKinley’s last term. Roosevelt was only 42 when he took office. He was elected in his own right at age 46.
h/t: Young Conservatives