Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday denied reports that he is making plans for a possible run for the presidency in 2020.
During a New Hampshire Democratic Party fundraiser Sunday, he told the audience, “Guys, I’m not running.” The crowd, dismayed by what the former vice president announced, booed when they heard it.
Biden has been consistent with this message each time he gives a speech in public events since leaving office.
A recent Politico report said that Biden and his aides are secretly planning his 2020 run. Biden’s multiple public appearances have also fueled rumors that he will run for president.
The Daily Caller reports:
The former vice president would be 78 years old when inaugurated if he were to win in 2020, making him the oldest person to serve in the Oval Office.
Other rumored candidates for the Democratic Party in the upcoming election include Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.
Bill Shaheen, a member of the Democratic National Committee, told WMUR9 in an interview that Biden has a lot of charisma and urges him to run if he wants to and if he’s healthy.
Biden considered running in 2016 and even suggested that he would’ve won the presidential election had he ran.