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Biden in 2020? With a smile, he says he's not ruling it out

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Posted at 7:00 PM, Dec 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 19:12:40-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — You heard it here first, more than a month before Donald Trump even enters the White House: Joe Biden says he's running for president in 2020 — maybe.

The departing 74-year-old vice president said it with a slight smile on his face. Given a chance to walk it back, he did — but only a bit.

Biden was chatting with reporters Monday after presiding over the Senate as it cleared away procedural hurdles to a biomedical research bill he's supporting.

Asked by a reporter whether he would run again, Biden said he would in 2020 — for president.

Asked if he was joking, he said he wasn't committing to not running.

Biden says, "I learned a long time ago, fate has a strange way of intervening."

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