Biden Isn’t Sure If He Could’ve Beaten Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election: ‘I Don’t Know’

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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.

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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.”

Currently, Biden is leading in the crowded 2020 Democratic field by 33 percent of Democratic primary voter support, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with 18 percent.

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.

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Otis
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Floppy Joe couldn’t have beaten his way out of a wet paper sack in 2016 with the Swillary machine in play and I doubt he can now despite running against some of the worst Dumbocrat hacks in history. Everytime one of the runners gloms onto a ‘utopian’ phantasm of how government should operate they lose votes. I am not enamored with GOP leadership as a whole, but the hole the Dumbos would lead us down leads straight to Hell.
It IS the economy unless one really follows Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” or his lesser known work
“Politics for Dummies.”

Screwtape
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To the Contused One.

I agree. You are undoubtedly too young to remember the little grinning idiot figures that used to sell in Hallmark and kitsch stores. One of them had a figure, arms spread wide, that said “I almost caught a fish THIS big.”

Joe’s engaging in public fantasizing does nothing to advance his campaign. (though it leads to unsavory speculations about what he did AFTER his gropes)

Criminal in office? Hillary lost, in case you hadn’t noticed.

Screwtape
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Sure Joe and if you had a time machine would you still have needed hair plugs? If you’d tried harder you’d be 7′ tall and a starting forward in the NBA. What if you’d won the Powerball lottery?

Joe’s efforts would be best spent focusing on his campaign, not on “what ifs”. That he wastes time and coverage on fluff spells “LOSER” either way. I cannot wait for the next debates where he WILL be bled by his rivals.

General Confusion
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I am confused.

Who cares about a hypothetical victory from two and a half years ago?

What is important is finding a nominee who can banish this criminal out of the highest office in the land, in 2020!

James
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In 2016, Trump was an unknown quantity with no political experience or accomplishments. Biden was nothing more than an on call babysitter for #44 with nothing but his connections to Ukraine and the ChiComs on his resume’. NOW, Trump has a massive resume of accomplishments; a booming economy, low unemployment, etc. as well as cleaning up the mess #44 left behind and had no clue how to fix. IF Biden had his doubts about beating Trump in 2016, he’ll play Hell trying to finish the race in 2020 behind Trump. IF Biden is the best the Dems have to offer,… Read more »

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