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Stacy Diaz | 13 November, 2017, 19:23

Robinette BidenThe Hill's 12:30 Report Pence talks regularly to Biden, Cheney: report Biden moving toward 2020 presidential run: report MORE said in an interview to be released Tuesday he's open to making a presidential run for the 2020 election, but said he's "not sure it's the appropriate thing" to do. "I was not ready in terms of my family", Biden said, referencing his son Beau, who had recently died from brain cancer.

"I'm not closing the door". After being diagnosed with brain cancer in August 2013, medical complications forced Beau Biden to step down from his role as the Attorney General of DE in January 2015, but, without his income, Beau's family were put in a hard financial situation.

"I'm a great respecter of fate, but who knows what the situation is going to be in a year-and-a-half?"

Biden made the comments while promoting a new book, "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and goal".

According to Politico, Biden has been privately telling friends that he's the only Democrat who could beat Donald Trump in 2020.

In an interview last week, Biden said he was not mentally prepared to run for president in 2016, even though he thought he was the most qualified person for the job.

"Oh gosh, I don't know, " he said. The Biden family would later choose President Obama to eulogize their husband, son, and father. Bernie Sanders, who will be 79 during the next presidential election year. But in 2014, Beau's ability to speak had become compromised, and both Biden and his other son, Hunter, were anxious that Beau would have to resign from his position as Delaware Attorney General, which would leave his family with no income.

A speech was drafted declaring his intention to run in late summer 2015, NBC reported Sunday, though Biden ended up announcing that October that he would not.