WASHINGTON (AP) — You heard it here first, more than a month before Donald Trump even enters the White House: Joe Biden says he’s running for president in 2020 — maybe.
The departing 74-year-old vice president said it with a slight smile on his face. Given a chance to walk it back, he did — but only a bit.
Biden was chatting with reporters Monday after presiding over the Senate as it cleared away procedural hurdles to a biomedical research bill he’s supporting.
Asked by a reporter whether he would run again, Biden said he would in 2020 — for president.
Asked if he was joking, he said he wasn’t committing to not running.
Biden says, “I learned a long time ago, fate has a strange way of intervening.”