Former Vice President Joe Biden took a swipe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday saying upon further reflection she wasn’t a “great candidate” for president.
The former VP, who continued to leave the door open just a crack to a possible 2020 run, talked at a fence stock manager conference in Las Vegas.
Biden addressed the Democratic presidential nominee’s surprise November defeat to President Trump in blunt terms. “I never thought she was a great candidate. I thought I was a great candidate,” he stated, including:
“No man or woman should announce for the presidency unless they genuinely believe that for that moment in the nation’s history they are the most qualified person to deal with the issues facing the country.”
Biden additionally may have been openly considering about his arrangements. He allegedly said he’s concentrating on his family at this moment, yet if it would appear that he’s the best individual to run, “I may very well do it.”
“Could I? Yes. Would I? Probably no,” Biden said. Biden still said Clinton would have made a decent president.
But the knock on her wellness as the party’s standard-bearer candidate was startling considering how resolutely President Obama and other Democratic illuminating campaigned for her the previous fall.
Clinton has risen as of late from a time of security and reflection to talk about last year’s defeat. Publicly, she has blamed campaign email leaks tied to Russia and former FBI Director James Comey’s choice to revisit her personal email scandal days before the election, only to close the case again in the final hours.