‘Never thought she was a great candidate’: Joe Biden blasts Clinton
Former vice president Joe Biden took a swipe at Hillary Clinton while giving a speech at a hedge fund conference in Las Vegas.
"I never thought she was a great candidate,” Biden reportedly said Thursday.“I thought I was a great candidate."
Biden was expected to run for the Democratic presidential nomination, but in October 2015 said he would not run following the death of his son Beau that May.
"Hillary would have been a really good president," he reportedly added.
Biden endorsed Clinton after she won the Democratic primary, and canvassed for her in the run up to the election, but the former vice president has alluded to Clinton’s weakness as a candidate before.
"Could I? Yes. Would I? Probably not." -- Joe Biden on a 2020 bid pic.twitter.com/zG8Hq5iCIM— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) May 19, 2017
This is so telling. On multiple levels. What Biden said and where he said it. #TheResistancehttps://t.co/Q2BcFtCR8q— jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) May 19, 2017
This quote by @JoeBiden adds credence to the stories that claim that @BarackObama told Biden to step aside for @HillaryClinton in 2016 pic.twitter.com/S8ESpItWSt— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) May 19, 2017
What a great Friday so far— Patricia Sollers (@ssollerss) May 19, 2017
• Julian Assange freed
• Anthony Weiner locked up
• Joe Biden admits Hillary Clinton wasn't a good candidate ??
Biden’s words sparked suggestions he could run in 2020. Asked by the interviewer, Biden replied, “I may very well do it."
"Could I? Yes. Would I? Probably not," he added. "At this point, no one in my family or I have made the judgment to run."
Biden complimented his friend Barack Obama, saying in eight years in office he never had “a single scandal… not one.”
CNN reports that while Biden received a $200,000 speaking fee for appearing at the event, he pledged to give the money to charity.
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