Vice-President Joe Biden just announced Monday evening that he plans to make another run for President in 2020.
President-elect Trump’s inauguration hasn’t occurred yet, but the current Vice-President, Joe Biden, has announced he’s already thinking about 2020.
Monday evening at the Capitol building, Biden, 74, told reporters that he would be throwing his hat in the ring for President in 2020.
Biden reportedly said, “I’m going to run in 2020… so, uh, what the hell, man.”
The reporters asked Biden if he was serious or joking. Was he really going to run for president?
“Yeah, I am. Yeah, I am. We’re going to run again,” Biden said.
When Biden was questioned further about just how serious he was, he backed away just a little, saying, “I’m not committing NOT to run. I learned a long time ago fate has a funny way of intervening.”
According to Fox News:
Biden was on Capitol Hill to preside over the Senate as it cleared away procedural hurdles to a biomedical research bill he’s supporting. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., got the Senate to rename a portion of the bill after the vice president’s son Beau, who died of brain cancer last year.
Biden’s possible entry into the 2016 presidential race was a subject of intense will-he-or-won’t-he speculation. He ultimately decided last October not to challenge eventual Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The vice president previously sought the Democratic nomination in 1988 and 2008. He suspended his first campaign in September 1987 after becoming embroiled in a series of plagiarism controversies. In 2008, Biden ended his bid for the Democratic nomination after the Iowa caucuses and later endorsed then-Sen. Barack Obama.
Biden will turn 78 shortly after the 2020 election. Ronald Reagan was just a few days short of turning 78 when he left office in January 1989, making him the oldest person to serve as president.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram and the Associated Press contributed to this report.
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