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Late Night Tackles 2020

Jimmy Kimmel examines the early Democratic 2020 frontrunners: 'Biden, Bernie, and Beto'

It emerged Tuesday that Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) met with former President Barack Obama last month, as O'Rourke considers throwing his hat in the ring for the 2020 presidential nomination, and former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday night he thinks he's "the most qualified person in the country to be president." Yes, "the next presidential election is 700 days away from today, and everyone is trying to figure out who the Democrats will run," Jimmy Kimmel said on Tuesday's Kimmel Live. A new Harvard-Harris poll has the earlier frontrunners as Biden, O'Rourke, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — or as Kimmel put it, "two old men and a baby."

"Biden, Bernie, and Beto are the frontrunners, in that order," Kimmel said, adding that Biden, Bernie, and Beto also "sounds like the law firm that would represent Kermit the Frog in his divorce from Miss Piggy." Biden and Sanders "have huge support from one of the left's key demographics, which is old men who fall asleep in movie theaters," Kimmel joked, and he found one to talk to, Mort Haskell (Fred Willard). Biden and Bernie were on the younger end of Haskell's candidate pool. Willard also played Gary Davis, president of the American Tuna Association, and you can watch him explain to Kimmel why millennials don't like canned tuna.

At Late Night, Amber Ruffin rooted for Mr. T to take on the self-styled "President T" in 2020. Watch below. Peter Weber