A candid photo of former Vice President Joe Biden talking to a homeless man has made its rounds on social media and now the pic has gone viral, according to Mother Jones.
In the photo, Biden can be seen talking to a homeless man sitting on a stair-step outside of a Washington D.C. movie theater. Biden took his granddaughters out to the AMC movie theater in Georgetown last week (in our hearts and minds, he took the grandbabies to see Black Panther) when upon leaving the theater, he stopped to speak to this gentleman.
He has something in his hands, but it’s unclear whether Biden was giving money to the man or not. Public affairs consultant, Paul Equale posted the viral pic and said: “Character is about what you do when no one is watching.”
According to reports, there is speculation that Biden is positioning himself to campaign for the 2020 Presidential seat. He’s been out and about lately, most recently supporting the campaign of Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for a Pennsylvania House special election, according to Mother Jones.
Biden, 75, who launched a political action committee last year, told Vanity Fair that he’s not ruled anything out for 2020.
“I haven’t decided to run,” he told the magazine. “But I’ve decided I’m not going to decide not to run. We’ll see what happens.”
Biden is a two-time presidential candidate and would be 78 on Inauguration Day if elected in 2020. Advisors have allegedly broached the idea of having the former VP publicly announce that he will only serve for one term if he decides to run. It will also allow his running mate to take over in 2024.