Former Vice President Joe Biden said Hillary Clinton was “never a great candidate” – but that he was.
“I never thought she was a great candidate. I thought I was a great candidate,” Biden said at the SALT hedge fund conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, CNN reported.
Despite his blunt assessment about the former Democratic candidate, Biden said Clinton “would have been a really good president.”
Asked if he will seek the presidency in 2020, when he would be almost 78 years old, Biden said: “Could I? Yes. Would I? Probably not.”
He emphasized that his focus now is on his family being “put back together” after the 2015 death of his son Beau to brain cancer and to fulfill financial promises to his wife, including paying off their mortgage.
But the famously coy former veep added that once those responsibilities are taken care of, and he’s healthy and the best candidate, “I may very well do it.”
“At this point, no one in my family or I have made the judgment to run,” Biden said.
He also addressed the need to fix the problems facing the country.
“Let’s wake up!” he said. “This is America. We all walk around like, ‘Oh my God. What are we going to do?’ C’mon man!”
Biden didn’t target President Trump directly, but he did appear to allude to the recent turmoil in the White House.
President Obama went eight years “without a single scandal,” he said to applause. “Not one.”
Source: New York Post
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