Jay Leno: Hillary Clinton Seems Very Old, ‘Very Slow’

Jamie Weinstein Senior Writer
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Comedian Jay Leno says he likes presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, but she just seems so old.

Speaking of Clinton on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday, Leno commented, “I don’t see the fire.”

“Her and Elizabeth Warren are almost the same age,” Leno said, comparing Hillary to the Massachusetts senator beloved by the left wing of the Democratic Party. “And I see Elizabeth Warren come out — ‘boom’ — throwing punches. ‘Boom, boom, boom, boom.'”

“And I like her,” Leno continued, speaking of Hillary. “But she seems to be sort of, she seems very slow and very — I don’t see that fire, you know, that fire that I used to see, that I see in Elizabeth Warren. Because I say to people, ‘how much younger is Elizabeth Warren than Hillary?’ And people go, ‘oh, 15 years.’ No! 18 months.”

Even novelist and fellow panelist Salman Rushdie joined in the conversation to make a joke about Hillary’s age.

“I have this fantasy about both of them being on the ticket,” Rushdie started before being cut off by Maher.

“What happens in your fantasy?” Maher said to laughter.

Rushdie, who notoriously dates younger women, quipped back: “How could I put this? They’re a little old for me.”

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