Joe Biden believes he is the ‘most qualified person’ to be president, says decision is coming

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(CNN)—Former Vice President Joe Biden said he is the “most qualified person” to be president, during a stop in Montana on his book tour.

Biden was speaking to the crown in Missoula Monday night and said a decision is coming in the next two months.

According to CNN, Biden was quoted saying, “I’ll be as straight with you as I can. I think I’m the most qualified person in the country to be president. The issues that we face as a country today are the issues that have been in my wheelhouse that I’ve worked on my whole life.”

Biden will now talk with his family and decide if he will run in the 2020 presidential election.

CNN reports, the moderator, Bruce Feiler, pointed out some of the potential liabilities of a Biden campaign, saying “He’s too old. He signed, he cosponsored the crime bill. He was the chairman of the judiciary committee during the Anita Hill hearings, and he’s out of touch in the era of Me Too. $1.5 million ain’t gonna cut it anymore, you need $100 million. Who wants to wake up at 6 a.m. for the next two years and get insults from the President of the United States? You’re a gaffe machine. I could go on. Which of these scares you the most?”

Biden responded by saying, “none of them.”

Biden also discussed some mistakes made during his 1988 presidential campaign, including accusations of plagiarism while he was in high school.

“It all came out in the wash — I never did plagiarize, I never did — and it all was proven that that never happened,” Biden said.

However, in 1987, Biden acknowledged that he had plagiarized part of a law school paper.

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