Joe Biden regrets not running for US president

March 26, 2017 2:46 pm

Former Vice President speaks on stage in New York City, March 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Former US Vice President Joe
Biden is remorseful about his decision not to run in last year’s
presidential election, claiming that he could have easily defeated
Donald Trump.

During a speech at Colgate University in
Hamilton, New York, Biden said he only needed to secure the Democratic
Party’s nomination in order to win.
“I had planned on running for
president and although it would have been a very difficult primary, I
think I could have won,” he said. “I don’t know, maybe not. But I
thought I could have won.”
“I had a lot of data and I was fairly
confident that if I were the Democratic Party’s nominee, I had a better
than even chance of being president,” Biden continued.
“But do I regret not being president? Yes,” he said. “I was the best qualified.”

US
President Donald Trump listens to a speaker during a Greek Independence
Day celebration in the East Room of the White House, Washington, DC,
March 24, 2017. (Photo by AFP)Biden, a favorite
for the 2016 Democratic nomination, announced his decision to not run
for the White House in October 2015, cementing former secretary of state
Hillary Clinton’s standing as the front-runner.
The popular vice
president, who lost his son Beau to cancer in May 2015, said back then
that he was not emotionally prepared to take on the battle and that it
was too late for him to enter the race.
Trump proceeded to pull off a historic victory against Clinton last November.
Biden has famously criticized Trump for posing a “threat to our democratic process.”
He
once said that the billionaire Republican “was born with a silver spoon
in his mouth that he’s now choking on because his foot’s in his mouth
along with the spoon.”
Biden made the headlines again last October, when he invited Trump to a high school-style fight.
“The
press always asks me don’t I wish I were debating him,” Biden said of
Trump back then. “No, I wish we were in high school—I could take him
behind the gym. That’s what I wish.”

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