This Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden stated that major Republican donors encouraged him to run as President against Donald Trump in 2020.
Biden said “the people who are usually the biggest donors in the Democratic Party” and “some major Republican folks” offered help and funds for his 2020 presidential campaign, which the former vice president is expected to launch in the near future.
Joe Biden made the comments during an event with historian Jon Meacham at the University of Delaware’s Biden School, where he was asked about his 2020 campaign.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, strongly indicated he was going to run for president in 2020, which he said was the “consensus” among his children and grandchildren.
“I’m certain about where the family is, but the second piece is that I don’t want this to be a fool’s errand and I want to make sure that if we do this, and we’re very close to getting to a decision, that I am fully prepared to do it,” said Biden.
Biden pointed out that social media may be a potential challenge for him, which he said has “fundamentally changed” since he last ran for office in 2012, but indicated that tech insiders are helping him to adjust.
Biden said that he has been getting “briefings” from “the most advanced people in the country who run these major platforms and telling us what we need, and the organizational structure we need, and it’s a massive, massive undertaking.”
“We also are making a decision on whether or not we can fund this campaign on my conditions, because I will not be part of a super PAC, or accept … ” said Joe Biden as the audience interrupted with applause, “and to see whether or not it’s realistic,” he finished.
“An awful lot of people have offered to help, and the people who are usually the biggest donors in the Democratic Party and, I might add, some major Republican folks,” he noted.