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Joe Biden challenged Trump to a push-up contest. Beto O'Rourke accepted.

The next president will not be decided by a push-up contest.

It seems like an obvious statement, but apparently the men of the 2020 race needed to be reminded of that fact. After all, former Vice President Joe Biden challenged President Trump to a push-up contest last week, and when Trump didn't acknowledge Biden's request, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke accepted.

Over the weekend, O'Rourke's campaign staffers got stuck in the Sioux City, Iowa airport when their flight was delayed. So to "make use of this time," as O'Rourke put it to NBC News' Ben Pu, he challenged them to a push-up contest.

None of these presidential campaigners have acknowledged the fact that if 85-year-old Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) was in the push-up primary, they'd be toast.