Joe Biden just hinted at presidential announcement ‘in the coming month’ – Washington Examiner

Former Vice President Joe Biden, in a video attempting to put down the controversy involving accusations of inappropriate touching, hinted that he plans to announce he’s running for president “in the coming month.”

Biden, who sits on top of polls for the Democratic presidential nomination, has been put on the defensive over his past positions and attitudes in a party drifting leftward, as well as for his physical interactions with women.

After four women came out to accuse Biden of having inappropriately touched them, Biden posted a video on Twitter attempting to explain his behavior. Biden said to him, contact was always about trying to make a personal connection with individuals, and he vowed to be “more mindful about respecting personal space in the future.”

But at the start of the video, Biden left very little doubt about his intentions for 2020.

“Folks, in the coming month, I expect to be talking to you about a whole lot of issues,” he said.

Politicians who aren’t planning on running for office don’t generally tease the fact that they have imminent plans to speak to the American people about lots of issues. So it should be pretty clear at this point that Biden is running.

It’s kind of awkward for Biden to basically confirm he’s running for president as the opening aside of a damage control video. And yet, at the same time, it seems as that this is exactly how you’d expect a Biden presidential run to get spilled out.


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