President Donald Trump might have just met his biggest political competition yet. Former vice president Joe Biden has officially launched his bid for head of state in 2020.
On Thursday, Biden finally turned months of speculation into full-blown facts by announcing his presidential bid.
Despite having stiff competition, Biden’s experience in politics and office gives him a strong edge.
Mr Biden is the most experienced of the Democratic candidates. A six-term senator, he ran twice unsuccessfully for president – in 1988 and 2008 – and later served as President Barack Obama’s deputy for two terms. Responding to the announcement, a spokesman for Mr Obama said selecting Mr Biden as his running mate “was one of the best decisions he ever made” and the two had “forged a special bond”, but the former president notably stopped short of an endorsement. (BBC)