Joe Biden on 2020 Presidential Race: 'Never Say Never'

The vice president would be 78 years old if he runs in 2020.

ByABC News
December 6, 2016, 11:28 PM

— -- It's been less than a month since Election Day, but that hasn't stopped some from speculating on who will seek the presidency in 2020.

When asked if he would consider a run for the White House again, Vice President Joe Biden remained open to the possibility.

In an appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, the vice president again refused to definitively rule out a 2020 bid, even suggesting he'll be in "better shape" than Trump when the next election comes around.

"I can't see the circumstance in which I'd run but what I've learned a long long time ago Stephen is to - to never say never," he said. "You don't know what's going to happen. I mean hell Donald Trump's going to be 74. I'll be 77 in better shape. I mean, What the hell? Who knows?"

Earlier, Biden made similar comments when asked about his plans for the future.

“I am going to run in 2020 for president. What the hell man, anyway,” Biden told a group of reporters on Capitol Hill Monday night, according to the Washington Post.

When asked if he was joking, Biden 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's served in government for nearly 46 years, said something similar about his presidential ambitions in an interview with ABC News.

“I don't plan on that,” Biden told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos in July. “But, you know, I’ve learned a long time ago, you don't say anything for absolutely certain.”

He also said he plans on remaining committed to promoting the issues he cares greatly about, including fighting cancer and combating domestic violence.

Biden will be 78 if he runs for president in 2020.

Biden was a Democratic candidate for president in the 2008 election and the 1988 election. The vice president toyed with running in 2016 but ultimately made the decision not to run.

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