During an interview with Oprah Winfrey set to air on Sunday, portions of which were broadcast on Thursday's edition of ABC's "Good Morning America", former Vice President Joe Biden expressed regret that he isn't president.
According to the NBC report, Pence speaks with Biden over the phone at least once a month, and has spoken with Cheney over the phone and at meetings in the White House. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey Biden said a candidate should be able to answer yes to two questions if they want to run for president. "Out of everything disgusting, something good will come if you look hard enough for it, '" he told Winfrey.
"I want to think of him as this attractive kid in the back of the book or this strong major in the United States Army or the guy introducing me at the National Convention".
"Joe Biden thinks it's critical that Donald Trump not get a second term - and though it's early, he doesn't yet see anyone else who could stop that from happening", Politico's Edward-Isaac Dovere writes.
Biden, who served as US Vice President for eight years under Barack Obama, told Ellen DeGeneres that he is yet to make his mind up. He spoke sincerely to the audience about loss saying, "I wanted to give people a reason to hope", with his upcoming book. At an October event, he called Trump's diplomatic behavior "absolutely bizarre" and said the President "doesn't understand governance". "They play to their strengths and try to shore up their weaknesses", he explained. In the final month of last year's presidential campaign, Biden remarked that he wished he "could take Trump behind the gym", insinuating he wanted to fight the real estate mogul over then-recently revealed comments from 2005 in which he boasted of sexually assaulting women. "And the people who don't do that are the people who aren't self-aware enough to know ... because most of the time that abuse ends up in their downfall as well".