Fox News contributor: Trump is 'only president who actually starts to look younger in office'

Erin Donnelly
U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire U.S. August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Rachel Campos-Duffy praised Donald Trump's "energy" and appearance. (Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Donald Trump turned 73 years old this summer, but he’s looking younger than ever — according to a contributor on his go-to cable news show, Fox & Friends.

Rachel Campos-Duffy, the former Real World star who has since become a conservative commenter and Fox News contributor, raved about Trump’s “energy” and youthful appearance during an appearance on Fox & Friends Saturday. She was joined by her husband, Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin, who also starred on The Real World before entering politics.

During the show’s conversation about the 2020 election, Campos-Duffy interjected with her observations about Trump, comparing him favorably to Democratic candidate Sen. Joe Biden. According to her, the 76-year-old Biden doesn’t have the “stamina to keep up.”

“Donald Trump has so much energy,” Campos-Duffy, who is pregnant with the couple’s ninth child, said. “One of the things that they’ve been talking about is Joe Biden not just being a gaffe machine but really not having the stamina to keep up. Donald Trump can outwork anyone and he's, I think, the only president who actually starts to look younger in office.

“Most of them get aged ... it’s kind of weird, isn’t it?” she quipped as her congressman husband and the Fox & Friends panel — Griff Jenkins, Jedediah Bila and Todd Piro — laughed along.

Her comments did, however, raise eyebrows on social media, with the likes of journalist Soledad O’Brien, actor Tom Arnold, director Ava DuVernay and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway’s husband George, a frequent Trump foil, begging to differ. Critics also shared Trump baby memes and poked at POTUS’s appearance.

Considering he rated himself as being “so great-looking” in a tweet last month, Trump himself might back Campos-Duffy’s claims. His fat-shaming comment to a supporter — who he thought was a protester — during a New Hampshire rally last week, however, sparked backlash and countless jabs at his own weight.

Former President Barack Obama, meanwhile, famously joked about the effect eight years in office had on his appearance, quipping, “I earned this gray hair” in reference to the economy.

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