As former Vice President Joe Biden (D) is in the middle of a run in hopes of becoming the Democratic nominee in the 2020 presidential election, he’s unsure if he could’ve beaten President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
When asked directly by The New York Times Magazine if he would have won against Trump in the 2016 election, the 2020 Democratic hopeful responded, “I don’t know.”
“Everybody says that. But look, I don’t know,” Biden added. “You’ve got to be in the game. I thought Hillary would have made a good president.”
Biden chose not to run in the 2016 election after his son Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015.
Whoever becomes the Democratic presidential candidate in the 2020 presidential election could face off against Trump — although former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is looking to defeat Trump for the Republican spot and former governor and Congressman Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) is weighing a potential run.
Biden and Trump have had butted heads already ahead of 2020. The former vice president said that Trump was “the bully that I knew my whole life,” which Trump responded, “I don’t think I’m a bully at all.”
However, after his poor performance during the first 2020 Democratic debate, Biden’s support among Democratic voters slumped from 41.5 percent of support prior to the debate to 31.5 percent right afterward.