Joe Biden says he is ‘not counting on’ running for president in 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden said he’s receiving strong international support, despite his struggles in the U.S. political scene. “I continue to get strong and strong support from our friends, not just the President…

Joe Biden says he is 'not counting on' running for president in 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden said he’s receiving strong international support, despite his struggles in the U.S. political scene.

“I continue to get strong and strong support from our friends, not just the President but many others. You know, for example, just the other day, I went to Beijing with Prime Minister Modi. That guy’s got some problems,” he said, referring to the situation in India.

Last month, his tell-all memoir, The Promise: Two Paths to America’s Future, was released and he told NBC’s Willie Geist that the president of India “could have been a partner” with the U.S. but appeared to favor China instead.

He added that India has “the best engine in the world” for economic growth.

“Look, India has the largest market for American products in the world. It’s the fastest growing economy in the world. We have to solve it. It’s our economic strength,” he said.

As the book is set to be released, support for Biden from liberal Democrats at home remains relatively tepid. So does it give him a better chance of running for president in 2020?

“We’ll see. I hope so. I’m not counting on it right now,” he said.

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