As he considers his plans for a 2020 White House run, former Vice President Joe Biden has reportedly told close allies that he doesn’t think his fellow Democrats could beat President Trump in the upcoming election.
According to new reports, sources close to Biden have indicated that he remains skeptical about his colleagues’ chances against Trump, and is expected to announce his decision regarding his 2020 plans within the next two weeks.
Biden, who has publicly clashed with the president on a number of occasions since the 2016 election, and has increasingly touted himself as a viable opponent for Democrats to send into the 2020 election.
With Senator Elizabeth Warren recently, taking the first steps towards announcing an official candidacy, the pressure is now on Biden and other hopefuls, including Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders, to announce their plans.
From The Hill:
Biden has reportedly told those close to him that he does not feel other potential Democratic presidential contenders could beat President Trump.
The former vice president has been contacting supporters and allies over the last few weeks, the Times reported.
One Democrat he spoke to recently told the Times that Biden during a phone call said, “If you can persuade me there is somebody better who can win, I’m happy not to do it. But I don’t see the candidate who can clearly do what has to be done to win.”
This would be Biden’s third White House bid.