Joe Biden, the former US vice-president, appears to be planning to run for president in 2020, after his remarks during a meeting with a number of Democratic Party members and leaders.
What appeared to be a slip of the tongue about his intention to run for president during Biden’s speech to about a thousand members of the Democratic Party dinner in his hometown of Delaware.
He said his record was the most “progressive” compared to any other candidate for the US presidential election, but he corrected the phrase, saying: “Anyone who intends to run this race.
His remarks sparked enthusiasm among the audience, some of whom rose up: “Progress, Joe, progress,” but he said: “I did not mean that.”
Biden said during the dinner, which was attended by a large number of supporters and leaders of the Democratic Party in the city of Dover, that it is time to restore the “backbone” of the country, but stressed the need to reach a political consensus to go beyond what he described the political scene, “poor, trivial, hollow.”
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“They told me there was criticism from the new left – in reference to a populist group of left-wing Democratic Party members, including Congressman Alexandra Ocacio Cortez – but I think I have the most progressive record of anyone else running for the US presidency race . “
But he corrected the phrase: “Anyone else will go” to the presidential race. When the crowd at the Democratic Party dinner in Dover seemed enthusiastic, Biden said he had not intended to run for the US presidency in 2020.
But he continued: “From anyone else will go to the presidential race, because we friends have to restore the unity of the country.”
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Biden, the 76-year-old former US vice-president Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017, predicted the US presidential election of 2020 will be the most important in this century.
There has been widespread speculation in the recent period Biden’s candidacy for the US presidency 2020.
If these predictions materialize, Biden will enter a race of candidates, especially after the announcement of 15 members of the Democratic Party to run for the presidency in the next election.
Democratic presidential candidates include Elizabeth Warren, Camala Harris and Bernie Sanders, who is running against Hillary Clinton in 2016. Former Texas congressman Bettou Orck joined the race last week.