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Jo Biden Hints He Will Challenge Donald Trump For The Presidency In 2020

'What the hell'

06/12/2016 10:21 | Updated 06 December 2016

Joe Biden has hinted he could run for president in 2020 - having decided against it in 2016.

Speaking to reporters in Washington DC on Monday, the vice president fielded questions about his future and seemingly left the door open to a White House run.

“Yeah, I am,” Biden said. “I’m going to run in 2020.”

“For what?” a reporter asked.

“For president,” he replied. “What the hell, man, anyway.”

Told the reporters would run with that story, Biden replied: “That’s ok, that’s ok.”

Asked again if he was “kidding” about running for president, Biden paused for four seconds before replying:

“I’m not committing not to run. I’m not committing to anything. I learned a long time ago fate has a strange way of intervening.”

NBC News’ Kelly O’Donnell recounts the conversation below:

Biden’s comments sets up him for a run against Donald Trump at the next election.

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