Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, believes that his father should hit the ground running as soon as he leaves office in order to prepare for a 2020 presidential run, going so far as to encourage the elder Biden to begin campaigning “tomorrow.”
“If it was my decision alone, just my decision alone, which it isn’t, we’d be running for president starting tomorrow,” Hunter Biden told The New York Times in an interview. “I’m not kidding.”
As it stands, Biden will return back home to Wilmington, Delaware, by train on Friday, when a so-called “welcome home event” will be held in his honor. Then, they will begin searching for a home in Washington D.C. so that Dr. Jill Biden can continue teaching at a community college in Northern Virginia.
Last year, Biden coyly told reporters that he is not considering a 2020 run. “I am not committed to anything,” he said at the time. “I learned a long time ago, fate has a strange way of intervening.”
While there was some speculation last year that he would join the Democratic primary in the eleventh hour if upstart Bernie Sanders began trouncing favored candidate Hillary Clinton, Biden ruled against it due to the death of his elder son, Beau Biden.
In the near-term, Biden plans to work on foreign policy at the University of Pennsylvania and will serve as a prominent advocate for cancer research.