Joe Biden says health will decide run against Trump in 2020

Rumors have long swirled around the possibility of Joe Biden running for president in 2020, but Biden hasn’t confirmed them one way or another, instead opting to say, essentially, ‘wait and see.’

But during with an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Biden explained that a run would depend on his health and the health of whoever he was running against.

“You told Stephen Colbert that in 2020, you’ll be 78, but Donald Trump will be 74,” Tapper said. “So age isn’t going to be an issue, I suppose?”

–Joe Biden: ‘I’m going to run in 2020 for president–

“Well, look, age could be very much an issue, and it may not be,” Biden replied. “It depends on the state of my health and the health of whomever is running.”

He added that the state of the nation could change in four years, so the kind of president that the United States needs could also change in that time.

“But look, as you know Jake, four years is a lifetime in American politics. And I think nominees are determined by their parties based mostly on what skill set is most needed at that time,” he said before adding, “And who knows where we’re going to be two years from now when people are really starting to look seriously at what they’re going to do.”

He added that the concerns of middle and lower class America were drowned out and that Clinton was not able to articulate her plans for the manufacturing industry: “Cause it got drowned out. It got drowned out by the most vicious campaign, the craziest campaign I’ve ever witnessed in the last – since I’ve been involved.”