Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed Hillary Clinton during a speech in Nevada Thursday evening, saying he thought his fellow Obama alum was “never a great candidate,” and that he wouldn’t rule out a possible 2020 run for the White House.
Biden was speaking at a hedge-fund management conference at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas when he made the surprising off-the-cuff remarks.
According to Fox Business News, the former Vice President was asked whether he was considering another bid for the presidency.
“Could I? Yes. Would I? Probably no,” he responded. Biden said there are four things he would have to accomplish before he was ready to wade back in to politics; including finishing his memoir and buying a beach house for his wife.
The former VP was then asked if he had any regrets not running in 2016, and if he thinks Hillary was the right person to lead the democratic party.
"I never thought she was a great candidate. I thought I was a great candidate,” Biden told the surprised audience. “No man or woman should announce for the presidency unless they genuinely believe that for that moment in the nation’s history they are the most qualified person to deal with the issues facing the country.”