Biden on Clinton: 'I never thought she was a great candidate'

Pauline Gross
May 19, 2017

Still, however, Biden did emphasize that he thought "Hillary would have been a really good president".

Biden talked about politics and his experiences in Congress and the White House during The SALT 2017 Conference, which hosts debates and discussion on economics and geopolitics, and how they impact investment markets.

Biden also spoke of his decision not to run for president in the 2016 election.

"The public is sick of it.This fever has to break", Biden said. Barack Obama's right-hand man said that at the moment, he's focused on putting his family back together after the death of his son, Beau, who lost his battle with brain cancer in 2015.

However, if circumstances permit, "I may very well do it", said the former vice president.

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But, Biden said, he will consider it if those are done. While Biden was not sure he wanted to become the 47 Vice President of the United States initially, it was Obama who convinced him to take the job, promising him his voice would be heard on every important matter. "Would I? Probably no".

Biden also admitted people have been approaching him to run for President, but he has told them he can't commit right now. "What are we going to do?' C'mon man!"

"I thought I was the correct candidate", Biden said. Biden said he and Obama often disagreed on policy and even got into "shouting matches".

Despite his financial needs, Biden pledged to give the $200,000 speaking fee for appearing at SALT to charity.

Still, Biden praised his commander-in-chief, saying Obama was "absolutely, totally competent;" someone who took the job "extremely seriously".

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