press

NowThis Exclusive Breaking News: Joe Biden Refuses to Rule Out a 2020 Run

On the heels of reports about Trump fearing a Biden run,
Former Vice President Biden Refuses to Rule Out a Bid, Tells NowThis: "I know I'm going to stay involved with this fight."
Company Release
July 26, 2018

New York, NY (July 26, 2018) – In the wake of reports that President Trump fears a potential Presidential run by former Vice President Joe Biden, Biden exclusively tells NowThis: “I know that I’m going to stay involved with this fight.” The former Vice President refused to rule out a 2020 Presidential bid when asked by NowThis’ Senior Correspondent & Managing Editor, Versha Sharma.

Sharma: “Well, you’ve spoken a lot about obligation. Mr. Biden, do you feel any obligation to jump back into a potential race?”

Biden: “Well, I feel an obligation to stay engaged. The one thing that my son asked of me before he died was, ‘promise me, dad, you’ll stay involved.’ Because he was worried that with his loss, I would sort of turn inward. So that’s the book I wrote, Promise Me, Dad, it was about that commitment that I made to him. And I’m going to stay involved - it’s something I’ve done my whole life. Whether I run for office again, I don’t know. But I know that I’m going to stay involved with this fight.”

Footage of the interview can be viewed here.

The remarks came from an interview with both Dr. Jill Biden and former Vice President Joe Biden in St. Louis where they joined six veterans on part of Walk of America, a 1,000-mile walk across America to raise awareness for veterans and mental health issues.   

About NowThis:
NowThis creates news content for the social, mobile generation by informing, entertaining and inspiring its audience about what’s happening and important in the world right now. Launched in 2012, NowThis is the #1 news brand in the world on social with more than 2.3 billion monthly views. NowThis has 13 content verticals, including: News, Politics, Entertainment, Future, Her, Money, Sports, Food and more. In December 2016, NowThis joined forces with Thrillist, The Dodo and Seeker to form Group Nine Media.

CONTACT:

April Mellody

Group Nine Media

(646) 218-9312

Devon Giddon

Group Nine Media

(646) 218-9312

Pierce White

(646) 218-9312

Previous

POPSUGAR Announces Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Shonda Rhimes, Marsai Martin, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Auli’I Cravalho and Other Stars Join Michelle Obama at “Girl Talk”

NEXT

Discovery+ and NowThis Partner to Create “Action Planet,” a New Series Featuring Common, Jane Fonda, Matt Damon, Adrian Grenier, & More