Former Vice President Joe Biden said he would decide if he’s running for president in 2020 soon. But in the meantime, he’s confident he is up for the job.
“I think I’m the most qualified person in the country to be president. The issues that we face as a country today are the issues that I’ve worked on my whole life,” Biden told a crowd in Montana Monday, according to the Missoula Current.
Biden, 76, was at the University of Montana in Missoula Monday to promote his book, “Promise Me, Dad.” He said he would rely on his family to help him decide whether he’ll run for president in 2020.
The former senator admitted he’s a “gaffe machine,” but contended he’s honest.
“No one doubts what I say; the problem is I sometimes say all that I mean,” Biden said. “The question is what kind of nation are we becoming?”
“We can’t have four more years,” Biden continued.
President Trump said running against Biden would be a “dream” during an interview with CBS News earlier this year.
“Look, Joe Biden ran three times. He never got more than 1 percent, and President Obama took him out of the garbage heap, and everybody was shocked that he did,” Trump said at the time. “I’d love to have it be Biden.”
Biden represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate for 36 years. He unsuccessfully ran for president in 1988 and 2008, before former President Barack Obama tapped him as his running mate.
Should Biden decide to throw his hat into the ring for the presidency, he’s expected to join a crowded field of Democrats.