Ellen Degeneres wants Joe Biden back in the White House- so much that she is asking him to challenge Trump for the presidency in 2020.
Leading up to the 2016 election, many people called for the then-Vice President Joe Biden to throw his hat in the ring for the presidency.
Biden, still recovering from the loss of his son Beau to cancer in 2015, turned down the opportunity in favor of taking time to heal with his family. On the matter, he concluded, “nobody has a right … to seek that office unless they’re willing to give it 110% of who they are.”
On ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Biden revealed that “I have a regret that I am not president because I think there is so much opportunity.”
On the matter, Biden’s daughter, Ashley, said “Right now, his focus is on the (Biden) Foundation and Cancer Moonshot, as well as getting other Democrats elected. He’s not there. He’s taking it day by day after the loss of my dear beloved brother (Beau),” she said.
“He’ll make a decision when that time comes,” she added. “A lot can happen in four years and we know this as a family. If he is in good health, knock on wood, and seeing what the landscape is at the time, yeah, I think he is considering it.”
What’s Happening Now:
Ellen Degeneres would like to see former vice president Joe Biden back in the White House, urging him to make a bid for the presidency in 2020.
“Just remember that’s what I would like to see,” DeGeneres told Biden after discussing the possibility him of running.
Biden will make a guest appearance on Ellen to promote his new book, Promise me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose,” a memoir about his son, Beau, that he lost to cancer back in 2015.
“Look, it’s very flattering. The one thing I think you know about me is I say what I mean and I never mince words about it, and I mean what I say … I really have not made up my mind,” Biden revealed in a preview clip from the show, maintaining the indecisive stance he’s expressed in previous interviews.
“I’ve done not a single thing to promote that or to organizationally do anything,” Biden went on to say. “My dad had another expression, he’d say, ‘Joey, don’t compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative.’”
“I think the reason I am looking good now is the alternative,” Biden said, suggesting that he just may be “the alternative” people want compared to Trump.
The host of the eponymous talk show clasped her hands, almost as if she was praying that Biden would cast his bid in 2020 to challenge President Trump. Degeneres added, “And I don’t know if it’s going to be myself or Oprah [Winfrey] as your running mate.”
“I have decided I’m going to devote the next couple months to this book tour because what I don’t want to do is conflate anything to do with politics with my boy … with the message I hope will be helpful to people going through what I’ve been through. And I honest to God haven’t made up my mind,” Biden stressed.
Sensing Biden’s seriousness about prioritizing his new book, Degeneres said “But anyway, yes, I understand,” she said. “Your focus is the book, and it should be.”
“I love you so much,” she added, affirming her respect and admiration of the former Vice President.
Watch the segment here: