US election 2020 Joe Biden launches presidential bid joining crowded field
Former US Vice President Joe Biden announced Thursday betting that his working-class appeal and ties to Barack Obama’s presidency will help him overcome questions about his place in today’s increasingly liberal Democratic Party.
he is entering the 2020 White House race, joining an already crowded list of candidates running on the Democratic Party platform.
Biden said he couldn't stand idly by while US President Donald Trump "fundamentally altered the character of this nation".
Even before his official announcement, Biden, who served eight years as Barack Obama's vice president, led most surveys of Democratic voters.
The RealClearPolitics poll aggregate puts him as favourite with 29.3% support, followed by independent Senator Bernie Sanders at 23%.
In a video announcement, Mr Biden warned that the "core values of the nation... our very democracy, everything that has made America America, is at stake".