Joe Biden Clarifies 2020 Election Comments: 'Never Say Never'
The current Vice President of the United States says that he doesn’t plan on running right now, but he will “never say never.”
“You and I talked about this in a different context before: I’m a great respecter of fate,” Biden said in an interview with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday (December 6). “I don’t plan on running again, but to say you know it’s going to happen in four years I just think is not rational.”
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“I can’t see the circumstance in which I’d run, but what I learned a long, long time ago, Stephen, is to never say never,” he added. “You don’t know what’s going to happen. Hell, Donald Trump’s going to be 74, I’ll be 77 — and in better shape. What the heck?”
Biden was also asked if he regrets not running in 2016. He decided not to run after his son Beau died from brain cancer in May 2015.
“I know I made the right decision for my family. I know I made the right decision. I’m not sure I would have been able to put my whole heart into it,” Biden said. “What I regret is the circumstance that led me not to be able to run. That’s a terrible thing to say in many people’s minds. Do I think that I was best prepared at this moment to lead the country? I did, because I thought the issues of the greatest concern were in my wheelhouse, things I’ve dealt with my whole career. So in that sense, I’m disappointed that I’m not going to be in a position to be making some of those decisions, but I don’t regret the actual decision.”