After Joe Biden made a quip about running for president in 2020 on Dec. 5, fans couldn’t wait for him to sit down with Stephen Colbert the next day because they just knew Stephen was gonna grill him about it. And of course, that’s exactly what happened!
Joe Biden, 74, is always a fun guest to have on late night shows. But fans were super excited to see him come on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Dec. 6 after he made a very cryptic joke the day before to reporters about running for president in 2020. “Biden at the Capitol: ‘I’m going run in 2020. What the hell.’ Takes a long pause when asked if he was joking,” tweeted Chad Pergram, who covers Congress for FOX News, on Dec. 5. After that people started freaking out on Twitter over his “announcement” and so, of course, Stephen Colbert just HAD to address it with him when he showed up.
“Yesterday you were on Capitol Hill and you were asked by a reporter are going to run for office again, and you said, and I quote, sir, ‘Ya, I am, I’m gonna run in 2020.’ Reporter, ‘For what?’ ‘For president, you know so, what the hell man,'” Stephen said pointedly to Joe. “I know,” Joe responded with a smile. “I did that for one reason. So I could announce now I’m not running and be popular again.”
Stephen made sure to ask him again if he really didn’t mean it. “I’ve become, you and I talked about this in a different context before, I’m a great respecter of fate. I don’t plan on running again. But to say you know what’s gonna happen in four years I just think is not rational,” Joe told Stephen. “That is the sound of a door creaking open is what that is,” Stephen said excitedly. “Well look, I can’t see the circumstances under which I’d run. But what I learned a long, long time ago Stephen is to never say never. You don’t know what’s gonna happen. Hell, Donald Trump‘s gonna be 74, I’ll be 77 [and] in better shape,” Joe said to serious laughter from the audience. “No I have no plans, but I’m going to stay deeply, deeply involved.”
Joe has made his feelings about the president-elect very clear, and it’s completely apparent that he does not believe he is going to make for a good commander-in-chief. So, we’ll see if Joe feels the same way when the next election cycle begins. And who knows what will happen then!
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