Biden stokes 2020 buzz on Colbert: 'Never say never'

  • Biden stokes 2020 buzz on Colbert: 'Never say never'

Biden stokes 2020 buzz on Colbert: 'Never say never'

He told Stephen Colbert on "The Late Show" Tuesday night that he's learned to "never say never".

Addressing Trump's win over Hillary Clinton, he added, "This awful feeling you're having right now, it's not permanent". "It'll be over in four years, maybe eight". "But to say you know what will happen in four years is not rational".

Biden, when asked if he was joking, said he's "not committing not to run", leaving the door open to challenge President-elect Donald Trump in the next election.

Biden said, "I learned a long time ago, fate has a unusual way of intervening". "You don't know what's going to happen", he said to Colbert.

The Vice President - who would be 77 years old in 2020, which would make him the oldest upon entering office - jokingly dismissed concerns about his age, quipping that he'd still be "in better shape" by the next election than President-elect Donald Trump.

Come on Joe, do it for the memes.

Asked by Colbert to clarify that statement, Biden said, "Im a great respecter of fate".

"I know I made the right decision for my family".

Mr Biden's remarks came after he presided over an emotional vote in the US Senate to rename part of a medical innovation bill following the death of his eldest son Beau of brain cancer previous year.

"One of the things that gives me hope is that-on this issue at least-is that you and the president and leadership from the other side have been able to bring people together", Colbert said. Do I think that I was best prepared at this moment to lead the country? "But I don't regret the actual decision".