FORMER Vice President Joe Biden has been the recent talk of the town after making an unexpected announcement.
But what he he announce and how did President Trump respond? Here’s the lowdown…
Former US vice-president Joe Biden has announced that he will be running for president in the 2020 election.[/caption]
How old is Joe Biden?
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr served as the 47th US Vice President to Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017.
The first of four siblings in a Catholic family, Pennsylvania-born Biden went on to have four children of his own, Joseph III, Robert, Naomi and Ashley Blazer.
Biden became the sixth-youngest senator in US history after becoming an attorney in 1969.
He unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and in 2008.
Joe was born on November 20, 1942, making him 75 years old.
Is he running for President in 2020?
Former US vice-president Joe Biden has announced that he will be running for president in the 2020 election.
He posted a video on Twitter, writing: “The core values of this nation… our standing in the world… our very democracy…everything that has made America — America –is at stake.
“That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States. #Joe2020”
This will be Biden’s third run for the presidency, after two unsuccessful attempts in 1988 and 2008.
If successful, Biden, 76, would become the oldest person to be elected president in US history.
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What has Donald Trump said about Joe Biden?
After hearing the news of Biden running for the 2020 election, Trump took to Twitter to share his thoughts.
He tweeted: “Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe. I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign.
“It will be nasty – you will be dealing with people who truly have some very sick & demented ideas. But if you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!”