On to discuss his new book Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and objective, a memoir about his last moments with late son Beau Biden, the former vice president was quizzed about his much-hyped 2020 ambitions.
"No, no, I'm not closing the door", Biden replied. After going off on a tangent about a David Brooks column about how people listen to what leaders say, he reiterated, "But I do think there are things he's doing well, but I ... it's more the tone of this administration that bothers me". "I've been around too long, and I'm a great respecter of fate".
The former vice president is a popular Democratic politician who may appeal to the working class voters in traditionally blue states that helped to elect Trump. Kasich ran for the Republican nomination in 2016, losing out to President Trump. "I think we have to respond and let them know there's significant hope".
And Biden's family seems to be ready for another try. But in 2014, Beau's ability to speak had become compromised, and both Biden and his other son, Hunter, were anxious that Beau would have to resign from his position as Delaware Attorney General, which would leave his family with no income.
Although "Barack was the first person outside [Biden's] family to know about Beau's illness", Biden writes that he had kept the details of his son's declining health and his family's financial crisis under wraps, not even telling President Obama about "the true desperation" of the situation. Speculation is also building about whether he will be a candidate in 2020.