Biden on Clinton: 'I never thought she was a great candidate'


Biden endorsed Clinton after she won the Democratic primary, and canvassed for her in the run up to the election, but the former vice president has alluded to Clinton's weakness as a candidate before. CNN's report states that Biden said "Hillary would have been a really good president" during the conference.

Biden, who by the next Presidential election be almost 78 years old, emphasized that his focus right now is on "putting his family back together" after he lost his son Beau to brain cancer in 2016. When they were both running for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, Biden said her Iraq proposals would lead to "disaster". "Would I? Probably not".

Never one to be silent or reserved when it comes to expressing his opinion, Biden is the person credited with forcing former President Barack Obama to come out publicly in support of marriage equality just prior to his 2012 re-election campaign.

But Biden said despite being approached by many about the prospect, he still can not commit to anything.

The 74-year-old also addressed speculation that he could run for president in 2020.

"The public is sick of it.This fever has to break", Biden said.

The former vice president is also making the early rounds ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Joe Biden has achieved what for most politicians forever remains the land of legend: a high rate of bipartisan favorability. "What are we going to do?' C'mon man!"

He ended up becoming Obama's running mate where they went on to win the 2008 and 2012 elections. This wasn't the first time the former Vice President lamented the Clinton campaign's lack of vision and rapport with working class voters.

Speaking in the SALT conference on Thursday, Biden said that he would donate his $200,000 speaking fee to charity.

During the final days of the Obama presidency, Biden was awarded the Medal of Freedom with Obama calling Biden "the best Vice President America's ever had".