Joe Biden: ‘I Think Anybody Can Beat’ Donald Trump in 2020

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Former Vice President Joe Biden told The Intercept that “anybody can beat” President Donald Trump in 2020’s forthcoming presidential election, offering his impromptu remarks on December 5 while departing from the Lantos Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC.

The Intercept’s Nicholas Ballasy intercepted Biden as the former vice president exited the aforementioned event.

Transcript below:

BALLASY: Can I ask you why you’re the most qualified person to take on President Trump?

BIDEN: No one should run for president unless they think they’re qualified

BALLASY: And why do you think you can beat President Trump? Why is this your time?

BIDEN: I think anybody can beat him.

BALLASY: Anybody? Anybody on the Democratic side?

BIDEN: Anyone from the Democrats can beat him.

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Earlier in December, Biden described himself as “the most qualified person” in America to be president while speaking at the University of Montana.

“I’ll be as straight with you as I can” said Biden. “I think I’m the most qualified person in the country to be president. The issues that we face as a country today are the issues that have been in my wheelhouse, that I’ve worked on my whole life.”

A poll commissioned by the Democracy for America political action committee in December had Biden as the second-most desired — with 14.88 percent support — potential 2020 Democrat presidential candidate among the poll’s respondents. The poll has Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) leading all contenders — with 36.14 percent support — as the most preferred potential Democrat presidential candidate.

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