Aamer Madhani discusses how Bernie Sanders’ health scare brings questions about age to the forefront, not just for Bernie. USA TODAY
WASHINGTON – During a rally in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Friday night, President Donald Trump commented on the recent health scare of Senator Bernie Sanders, who is running for the Democratic nomination and recovering after having a heart attack.
“Looks like Bernie lost his chance, huh?” Trump said, drawing up some reaction from the audience.
“Bernie was hitting a baseball today to show how strong he was,” referencing a video the Senator posted yesterday, “It just wasn’t a lot of bat head speed.”
“Bernie… get better fast,” the President said on Friday, continuing, “That’s the only time I’ve ever said anything good about him.”
Sanders was released from the hospital last week after doctors said he had a heart attack, and his campaign announced that doctors inserted two stents after he felt chest discomfort during a campaign event in Las Vegas.
He has taken some time off of campaigning, but recently stated that “We’re going to get back into the groove of a very vigorous campaign, I love doing rallies and I love doing town meetings.”
Sanders, at 78 years-old, is the oldest person running for president in 2020. Former Vice President Joe Biden is 76 and President Donald Trump is 73. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is 71.
Sanders, who ran for president in 2016, has been consistently among the top three Democratic contenders. He currently stands in third place in national polling, according to a Real Clear Politics’ averaging of major polls.
Commenting on his campaign’s response to the heart attack, Sanders said, “You know, this is not a baseball game. So I think we acted absolutely appropriately.”
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