Despite Vice President Joe Biden deciding that he would not run for president in 2016, he has made it a point to repeatedly comment on the ongoing race for the White House, even hinting that he has some regrets about not running again.
During an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America, Biden acknowledged that while he thinks Hillary Clinton will be his party’s nominee in November, he thinks he would have been the “best president.”
Vice President Joe Biden is confident Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination and ultimately the White House, but still believes he would be a better president.
“I had planned on running. This is an awful thing to say: I think I would have been the best president,” Biden told Robin Roberts in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” that aired Wednesday.
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But ruling out a White House run in 2016 was the right decision for Biden and his family, he said.
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“It’s kind of bittersweet,” Biden told Roberts of his role leading the administration’s fight against the disease that took his son. “But this is — this allows me to pour all my energies into — doing somethin’ that — hopefully will — five years from now if — someone’s diagnosed with what my Beau was diagnosed with, they — they live.”
Biden has not endorsed either Clinton or Sen. Bernie Sanders, her opponent in the primary, but he said he thinks Clinton will be the nominee.
“I feel confident that Hillary will be the nominee,” Biden said, “and I feel confident she’ll be the next president.”
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