Romney takes swipe at Biden-Trump debates: ‘Like the two old guys on ‘The Muppets”

Sen. Mitt Romney is taking a puppet-inspired swipe at President Biden and former President Trump agreeing to a pair of presidential debates, likening the two to a famed, grouchy Muppet duo.

“It’ll be entertaining, informative,” the Utah Republican said Wednesday of the debates between Biden and Trump, according to multiple reports.

“Like the two old guys on ‘The Muppets,’” Romney said. 

Romney’s office confirmed to ITK that the 77-year-old lawmaker was referring to the twosome of Statler and Waldorf. He made a similar crack in an interview with MSNBC.

The curmudgeonly characters, which first made their debut on “The Muppet Show” in 1975, are known for lobbing constant complaints and criticisms while viewing performances from a balcony. 

Romney did not indicate which White House contender might be the white mustached Waldorf and which would step in as the arched unibrow-sporting Statler. 

Both the Biden and Trump campaigns quickly came to an agreement on two general election debates just hours after they were first proposed by the president’s camp on Wednesday. The first is poised to take place June 27 in Atlanta on CNN, while the second is scheduled for Sept. 10 on ABC.

In the interview airing Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle,” Romney,  a Trump critic who’s retiring at the end of his term, predicted a “huge audience” for the debates.

“I think people have very low expectations as to what President Biden will do. I think they have much higher expectations about President Trump and his competitiveness,” Romney said.

“Now, I have interacted with President Biden and find that we have had good exchanges and he’s capable. And I like the man,” Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, said.

“I know President Trump. I watch him in his rallies. He seems energetic and forceful. But rallies are kind of easy. You have got a cheering crowd and you have got teleprompters you can read,” Romney said. 

“So how will they do in person? I don’t know the answer to that. But I think America will be watching.”

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