Vice President Joe Biden Says He Would Have Been The Perfect Next President


Vice President Joe Biden laments not running for president. During a recent stop at Good Morning America on Wednesday (May 11), he revealed he thinks he would have been the perfect man for the job.

The 73-year-old did however, vouch for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton saying that he is “confident” Clinton will be the next president.

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“I had planned on running… I think I would have been the best President, but it was the right thing,” Biden explained of going out of the race due to his son Beau’s passing from cancer in 2015. “No one should ever seek the presidency unless they’re able to devote their whole heart and soul and passion into just doing that.”

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Still, he doesn’t regret not running, because his son is most important.

“And, Beau was my soul. I just wasn’t ready to be able to do that. But, so, my one regret is my Beau’s not here. I don’t have any other regrets,” he continued.

Now, when it comes to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Biden offered this: “I think that what is gonna happen here is the constant attack coming from the Republican side… I don’t think that’s gonna wear well over the next couple months.”

“I think he has been underestimated from the beginning, but I also think it’s really very, very early,” he continued.

Amid the political madness going on, Biden is more so focused on his Cancer MoonShot 2020 initiative, which is designed to improve cancer treatments and to develop a vaccine based immunotherapy by 2020.

“This allows me to pour all my energies into – doing something that, hopefully will – five years from now if someone’s diagnosed with what my Beau was diagnosed with, they live,” he explained. “There’s so much promise out there.”

Watch the full interview below.