Former Vice President Joe Biden has expressed regrets for not running for the United States presidency in 2016, probably after seeing the way Donald Trump is running the country.
Biden had been considering running for the presidency in 2016, but he lost his eldest son Beau to brain cancer in May 2015 and that brought his ambition to a stop. Months after his son was buried, Biden announced that he had decided not to run, explaining that his family was still recovering from Beau’s death.
Now, he says he regrets not being the president of the United States. He made this known during an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“I have a regret that I am not President, because I think there is so much opportunity,” Biden said. “I think America is incredibly well positioned.”
He continued: “No woman or man should announce that they are running for President unless they can answer two questions. One, do they truly believe they are the most qualified, which I think I was, but was I prepared to give my whole heart, my whole soul, all my attention to the endeavor? And I knew I wasn’t.”
Biden’s new memoir, Promise Me Dad, which chronicles his experience with his son’s illness while being Vice President, will be released on November 14.