Joe Biden: 'I'm Not Closing The Door' on 2020 Run



Former Vice President Joe Biden refused to rule out a 2020 presidential run on "Today" Monday.

Biden tells NBC's "Today" show he had decided not to run a year ago, and says, "I would have never done that".

"No, no, I'm not closing the door", Biden replied.

Biden made the comments while promoting a new book, "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and goal".

He added, "I'm a great respecter of fate, but who knows what the situation is going to be in a year and a half?"

Biden cut short his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination several months after his son, former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, died of brain cancer. "He loves campaigning for people in races", Christian Science Monitor White House Correspondent Linda Feldman said on Delaware's Afternoon News.

According to Politico, Biden has been privately telling friends that he's the only Democrat who could beat Donald Trump in 2020. Kasich ran for the Republican nomination in 2016, losing out to President Trump.

"Oh gosh, I don't know, " he said.

On Sunday, an interview between Biden and Oprah Winfrey in which Biden admitted that he regrets never being President - believing that he had a lot of potential and so many things he wanted to achieve. The Biden family would later choose President Obama to eulogize their husband, son, and father.

Biden, who seriously considered launching a bid to continue the Obama administration legacy in the White House past year, was asked about a potential run in 2020 Tuesday on "Today" but offered little definitive.

Biden, 74, cast some doubts on the prospect in a separate interview with Snapchat's "Good Luck America", which is not yet released but was seen by the Associated Press. Speculation is also building about whether he will be a candidate in 2020.



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