Politics

Howard Dean on Elizabeth Warren: ‘We Need to Have Much Younger People Running for President’

Former Democratic National Committee chair and presidential candidate Howard Dean appeared to take a jab at Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) on Sunday when he said that Democrats need to have younger presidential candidates.

MSNBC host Joy Reid asked Dean whether Warren would be a "viable candidate" for president in 2020 because she shares the same philosophy that Dean had during his presidential run, when he said that Democrats "need to get back to being Democrats."

"She'd certainly be viable. I believe strongly that my generation needs to step into a coaching role and that we need to have much younger people running for president," Dean said. "It's very unusual to go back a generation in politics."

He continued by talking about how Barack Obama was part of a new generation and that the Democrats "went back" with their nomination of Hillary Clinton due to the legacy of the Clinton family.

"I'd like to see somebody between the age of 40 and 55 run for president of the United States and get the nomination and be the next president." Dean said. "I wonder who that person might be. There's plenty of good people."

Warren is currently 67 and will be 71 on election day in 2020 if she decides to run for president.