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Joe Biden isn’t ruling out a 2020 presidential run – yet.
The former vice-president revealed during an interview with the Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC’s PoliticsNation he is waiting until the end of the year before he decides whether to throw his hat into the ring.
“I’m really hoping that some other folks step up,” Biden revealed of the 2020 race. “I think we have some really good people.”
“I’ve got to be able to look in the mirror. If I walk away I’ve got to know that I’m not walking away because I’m afraid, or I’m worried about losing, or I just don’t want to take on the responsibility. For me it’s selfish, but it’s about putting my family back together.”
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The longtime senator abandoned plans to potentially run against Hillary Clinton in 2016 after his son, Beau, passed away at the age of 45 from brain cancer.
“It takes time to come back,” Biden admitted. “I know I’ve got to make that decision by, you know, by the end of this year.”
Biden told Sharpton he needs to know that whoever carries the Democratic nomination in 2020 is someone who can beat President Trump.
It’s not how a president should speak. It’s not how a president should behave. Most of all, it’s not what a president should believe. We’re better than this.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 12, 2018
“There is somebody that can do it and can win because we got to win” Biden said. “We got to win in 2020.”