Former Vice President Joe Biden will not run for president in 2020, he said Sunday during a speech in New Hampshire.
Biden made his comments the same day a Politico report said he and his staff had been strategizing on how to best get his campaign off the ground if he does decide to give it another shot. Biden sought the Democratic nomination in 1988 and 2008.
He supported Hillary Clinton in 2016, and Sunday at the state Democratic Party dinner backed her again, thanking crowdgoers for voting for her.
"She would have made a great president," he said.
Biden also took a shot at President Donald Trump while addressing the effect he's had on the United States since taking office, stating "This bile sucked up all the oxygen."
Part of Politico's story touched on Biden's busy schedule as proof he might have something in the works.
Following his appearance in New Hampshire, Biden has a fundraiser for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a speech to give to the Florida Democratic Party, an address to investment leaders' SALT Conference in Las Vegas in May, and commencement addresses at Harvard University, Colby College and Morgan State University.
"It’s the kind of schedule that would fit with a candidate in the early stages of a White House run, but advisers say that at this point his activities are guided only by keeping his commitment to staying involved and helping rebuild the Democratic Party," writes Politico.
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