WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Joe Biden hasn’t ruled out running in 2020 to challenge President Trump.
Biden, who once said he’d like to “beat the hell” out of Trump, said he’s still considering another presidential bid and would decide “by the end of this year.”
The Delaware Democrat cited favorable polling on his potential candidacy but said he’s waiting on whether the Democratic field has a viable winner.
“I’m really hoping some other folks step up. I think we have some really good people,” Biden told MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” in an interview that aired Sunday.
“I got to walk away knowing … there is somebody that can do it and can win because we got to win. We got to win in 2020.”
Biden, 75, declined to run in 2016 following the death of his son, Beau, to brain cancer. Biden said he’d have to weigh the impact on his family before he decides his 2020 plans.
If he jumps in the race, Biden said he’d have no problem drawing contrasts with Trump on the campaign trail.
“We are fundamentally different,” Biden said.
Meanwhile, Biden has been making headlines for his taunts against Trump.
Biden in March said if he were in high school he would have beat up Trump for disrespecting women.
“I’ve been in a lot of locker rooms my whole life,” Biden said at the time. “I’m a pretty damn good athlete. Any guy that talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room.”
Trump, 71, responded to Biden’s tough guy talk and said he could take out the former veep.
“He would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don’t threaten people Joe!,” Trump tweeted.