Biden: 'I'm Not Closing the Door' on Running for President in 2020


Former Vice President Joe Biden says he wouldn't have agreed to replace Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee under any circumstances.

"We're both hoping that both our parties generate some real energetic people who have the depth and capacity to do it", Biden said.

Biden has criticized Trump in recent weeks, saying he "does not understand governance" and did not take a strong stand against white supremacists after a deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August. "But who knows what the situation is going to be a year and a half from now?"

A speech was drafted declaring his intention to run in late summer 2015, NBC reported Sunday, though Biden ended up announcing that October that he would not.

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Cole, former 49ers teammate Eric Reid , filmmaker Ava DuVernay and activist Harry Belafonte. It has even provoked the ire and ill temper of Donald Trump.

The former vice president and US Senator is making book tour rounds for the release of "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and goal". After being diagnosed with brain cancer in August 2013, medical complications forced Beau Biden to step down from his role as the Attorney General of DE in January 2015, but, without his income, Beau's family were put in a hard financial situation. Just days ago, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews said Biden would definitely be a candidate in three years.

Since leaving the White House, Biden has launched the political action committee American Possibilities and the Biden Foundation. The painful subject forms the story of his new memoir, 'Promise Me, Dad, ' set for release this week. Biden had sought the Democratic presidential nomination for the 1988 and 2008 elections. He also addressed statements in a book by former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile, which say she considered replacing Clinton with Biden past year.

Biden has said he could have beaten President Donald Trump in last year's election. "I don't regret the decision I made because it's the right decision for my family", he said.