During a speech in Missoula, Montana, former Vice President Joe Biden stated that he possesses all the knowledge necessary to become the next US president and suggested that he would probably be better than any other potential candidate in that respect.
"I think I'm the most qualified person in the country to be president. The issues that we face as a country today are the issues that have been in my wheelhouse, that I've worked on my whole life", he said.
Biden added that in his opinion, no-one should take on such an important post without proper experience, pointing out that he has lots of it.
"No one should run for the job unless they believe that they would be qualified doing the job. I've been doing this my whole adult life, and the issues that are the most consequential relating to the plight of the middle class and our foreign policy are things that […] I know a great deal about", the former vice president said.
At the same time, Biden assured that his decision whether or not to run for president is yet to be made and noted that his grandchildren and son would have a say in it. He added that they are planning to make their decision in 6 to 8 weeks. Biden earlier promised to issue his decision regarding his potential candidacy in the 2020 presidential elections by January 2019.
The former vice president said that despite his decision, he would be "breaking his neck" to make sure that the Democratic candidate wins the next presidential elections, even if he won't be running for the post.
Few netizens supported the idea of Biden running for president in 2020.
But this was mostly because they were ready to see anyone but Donald Trump in the White House.
Anything but another 4 years with a trumP familia— Lala's Head (@NavarroAna8) December 4, 2018
Many noted that despite being experienced, he still hasn't been president.
Because he lost. 3 times.— I Stand With Nancy 🥀 (@morganarae) December 4, 2018
Other twitterians doubted his bravado as to how qualified he is for the US presidency.
Qualified? No, he voted 4 the Iraq war, $5.7 trillion & 1 million loss of life, while attacking the wrong country (Saudi Arabia). Also he voted to ensure no American can file bankruptcy for student loans. He always votes for in favor of the banks. @JoeBiden is a horrible person— Denise (@361_denise) December 4, 2018
I WASN'T AWARE GROPING CHILDREN ON NATIONAL TELEVISION WAS A QUALIFICATION — Joe Biden: 'I'm the most qualified person in the country to be president' https://t.co/dHHD9Gt8dl— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) December 4, 2018
Numerous social media users dismissed his potential candidacy due to his age, urging him to make way for a younger generation.
And also so far older than any president that it isn’t worth talking about. I’m going to vote for a 78 year old man when half my friends at 67 are dead or getting senile? No, I’m not. Time marches on, find some new blood— USTrademarkLaw (@JoeDreitler) December 4, 2018
Missed it bruh. No more of the old guard. Y'all had your chance— California Matthew (@EmeryvilleMatty) December 4, 2018