Biden on potential 2020 presidential bid: "Fate has a strange way of intervening”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s more than a month before Donald Trump even enters the White House, but Joe Biden says he’s running for president in 2020.

Maybe.

“I’m going to run in 2020. For president. So, uh, what the hell, man,” the departing vice president told reporters Monday with only a slight smile on his face. Given a chance to walk it back, he did – but only a bit.

Asked if he was joking, he said: “I’m not committing not to run. I’m not committing to anything. I learned a long time ago, fate has a strange way of intervening.” 

Biden, who turned 74 last month, will turn 78 shortly after the 2020 election. Ronald Reagan was just a few days short of turning 78 when he left office in January 1989, making him the oldest person to serve as president.

The vice president decided to not seek the White House in 2015 and instead backed this year’s…

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