Joe Biden's verbal slip sets off speculation of presidential run

17 Mars, 2019, 13:51 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Biden’s verbal slip about campaign draws Democrats’ cheers

A verbal slip by Democratic favourite Joe Biden has left party faithful wondering: did the former United States vice-president accidentally reveal his plans to run for the White House?

Joe Biden, the former vice president and senator from DE, said during a speech Saturday that his record was the most progressive "of anyone running" for president, despite the fact that the political veteran has not declared his candidacy. The only problem is that Biden hasn't announced whether he will launch a third run for the White House, despite repeatedly teasing the possibility.

"I mean, of anyone who would run", he told a Delaware Democratic Party dinner crowd that promptly started to cheer.

Biden sounded like a candidate-in-waiting, pushing Democratic policies and accusing President Donald Trump of dividing the country.

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Biden accused Trump of backing away from the United States' role as a leader on the world stage and abandoning its allies. Or was it just another slip of the tongue by the former vice president with a reputation for veering off script? He said it's no coincidence that "fake news" - one of Trump's favorite labels - "has become the phrase of choice for every despot terrorizing his people".

She said she "would like to tell anyone in America, if you're willing to do two years of public service, you can get your college degree paid for".

Others already in the 2020 race - including Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman who's just joined the crowded field - are visiting early voting states. "He looks like he's ready for a fight". Then he added: "In my humble opinion, we have never needed Joe Biden more than we need him right now".

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