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Rev. Graham says 2024 comeback will be ‘tough’ for Trump, vows to work with Biden on vaccinations

Graham points out Trump is now 74, with the election three years away, and "doesn't eat well."

Updated: May 17, 2021 - 5:05pm

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The Rev. Franklin Graham says President Trump trying to win reelection in 2024 will be "very tough" and is vowing to help President Biden get more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19.

Graham, an early Trump supporter and an evangelical Christian leader, made the comments Sunday night on Axios on HBO.

He said Trump attempting in 2024 to win a second term would "be a very tough thing" for him, considering his age and health.

"Everything will depend on his health at that time," the 68-year-old Graham said. "If he still has energy and strength like he does." 

He also said the 74-year-old Trump since leaving office in January has lost about 15 pounds "so he might be in good health and in good shape." However, he also pointed out Trump "does not eat well."

Graham also told Axios he would "absolutely" work with the Biden administration to get the vaccine.

Evangelical Christians are among the groups with a low vaccination rate. Graham was criticized by supporters for getting vaccinated, according to Yahoo News.

"I want people to know that COVID-19 can kill you, so we have a vaccine out there that could possibly save your life," he also told Axios. "And if you wait, it could be too late."

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