Some Democratic presidential candidates are coming up with some odd reasons they think they are the right person to take on Donald Trump next year.
While most candidates in the race are running on platforms to give America “free everything” while calling Trump and his supporters racist, these candidates have additional arguments.
Andrew Yang: I’ll Beat Trump Because Trump Is Too Fat
The tech entrepreneur took shots at Trump’s weight Thursday at an Everytown For Gun Safety event in Iowa, as reported by The Atlantic.
Yang proposed a series of challenges to prove his masculine worthiness over Trump’s, arguing that the only thing Trump could beat Yang at is being a “slob.”
“I challenge Donald Trump to any physical or mental feat under the sun,” Yang told the audience. “I mean, gosh, what could that guy beat me at, being a slob?”
Yang went further, digging into Trump’s appearance to the crowd of Iowa voters.
Like, what could Donald Trump possibly be better than me at? An eating contest? Like something that involved trying to keep something on the ground and having really large body mass? Like, if there was a hot-air balloon that was rising and you needed to try and keep it on the ground, he would be better than me at that? Because he is so fat.
Of course, Trump has done his share of body shaming, most recently calling out one heckler at his New Hampshire rally Thursday night for being overweight.
“That guy’s got a serious weight problem. Go home. Start exercising,” Trump said to an arena packed with cheering supporters.
— The Hill (@thehill) August 16, 2019
Bill de Blasio Says He’ll Beat Trump Because Trump Is Shorter
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose struggling campaign has made it almost certain he will miss the next round of Democratic debates in September and October, said he will beat Trump because of his height.
On Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” Wednesday, de Blasio made the case for this candidacy among the crowded field of candidates because of his height compared to Trump’s.
“A tall candidate has won, I think, every one but three of the presidential elections in history,” de Blasio said on the show. “The tall candidate almost always wins…And I’m taller than Donald Trump. Do the math.”
According to The Hill, de Blasio does indeed measure in at 6 feet and 5 inches, a whopping two inches taller than Trump, who measures at 6 feet and 3 inches.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Trust Me, I’m A Mom
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been making the case to Democratic voters that she is the best one to take on Trump because she is a mother.
“I’ve said since day one that I’m running because as a mom of young kids, I think we need a president who fights for families as if they were his own,” Gillibrand tweeted in February. “A president who leads with compassion, not ego. I think it’s time we had a mom in the Oval Office.”
A compelling argument for her candidacy indeed, seeing as the last Democratic nominee who was also a mother lost the election to Trump 306 to 232 in the Electoral College.