Joe Biden 2020? Ellen DeGeneres asks if she or Oprah Winfrey can be Vice President
Joe Biden says he hasn’t ruled out running for president.
Biden, who served as US Vice President for eight years under Barack Obama, told Ellen DeGeneres that he is yet to make his mind up.
Appearing on Ellen’s daytime talk show to promote his new book, he refused to rule out a run for the presidency in 2020.
“Just remember that’s what I would like to see,” Ellen told the Democrat after asking him about the possibility of running.
“I — honest-to-God, I haven’t made up my mind,” he revealed in a clip from the show, repeating a sentiment he’s expressed in previously.
“I’ve done not a single thing to promote that or to organisationally do anything,” he continued.
“My dad had another expression, he’d say, ‘Joey, don’t compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative.’”
“I think the reason I am looking good now is the alternative.”
If he were to run for election in 2020, Biden would be 78-years-old on inauguration day, the oldest newly-elected US president ever.
Ellen was quick to make the most of his confession that he might stand for president.
And although most of us would think she has the best job in the world right now, she clearly has hopes for something bigger.
“And I don’t know if it’s going to be myself or Oprah [Winfrey] as your running mate,” she joked.
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“But anyway, yes, I understand,” she said. “Your focus is the book, and it should be.”
“I love you so much,” she added.
The former VP condemned Trump’s anti-LGBT policies as in a passionate address at the Democratic National Committee’s LGBT equality gala.
In his speech, Mr Biden said: “Over the years, many of you have thanked me for stating the obvious. Some of you credit me with taking a political risk.
“From the bottom of my heart, there was no risk. I took no chance.
“I was just answering what I’ve known all my life, that everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity.”