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Biden Feels 'Guilty' for Not Wanting to Run in 2020

Biden Feels 'Guilty' for Not Wanting to Run in 2020

By    |   Wednesday, 27 June 2018 10:35 AM

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s treatment of the country’s allies makes him feel "guilty" for not running for president in 2020.

"The things that are the most debilitating from the perspective of most of the Europeans is the way [Trump] conducts himself when he is with allies," Biden told The Washington Post in an interview at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit. "Several of them have said to me the degree of disrespect shown is debilitating."

Trump has repeatedly antagonized the leaders of U.S. allies in Europe, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

"Several of them have spoken to me about what was referred to as his gratuitous criticism of Merkel, who is in a tough spot already," the former vice president continued. "They’ve never seen anything like that before."

"There’s overwhelming anxiety and it’s been punctuated with very specific concerns. That has a profound impact on what our Europeans friends think he thinks about them," Biden said. "The consequence is disastrous for our national security and economic interests."

When asked if Trump’s conduct makes him want to run against him in 2020, Biden said no, explaining: "It makes me feel guilty about not wanting to [run for president], but it doesn’t make me want to. I’m not looking to live in the White House, I’ve seen it up close."

He added, "But all kidding aside, I don’t know what I’m going to do."

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Former Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s treatment of the country’s allies makes him feel “guilty” for not running for president in 2020.
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