US News Joe Biden just made a stunning admission about Hillary Clinton's 2016 election bid

15:20  19 may  2017
15:20  19 may  2017 Source:   Business Insider

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Speaking about Hillary Clinton ’ s surprise November defeat to Donald Trump, Biden said, “I never thought she was a great candidate. More from Bryan Logan: Joe Biden just made a stunning admission about Hillary Clinton ’ s 2016 election bid .

Speaking about Hillary Clinton ’ s surprise November defeat to Donald Trump, Biden said, “I never thought she was a great candidate. More from Bryan Logan: Joe Biden just made a stunning admission about Hillary Clinton ’ s 2016 election bid .

Joe Biden © Provided by Business Insider Joe Biden Former Vice President Joe Biden mused about the potential for a future White House run and reflected on the 2016 race during an appearance at the SALT conference in Las Vegas on Thursday.

Speaking about Hillary Clinton's surprise November defeat to Donald Trump, Biden said, "I never thought she was a great candidate. I thought I was a great candidate."

It was an unexpected admission from Biden whose party brought out an all-star roster to rally support for Clinton in the final days of a brutal campaign last year. Clinton's bid for the White House has been criticized for its heavy focus on casting Trump as unfit for office, rather than making strong arguments for her candidacy.

Shocked FBI boss thought firing was a prank

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Joe Biden just made a stunning admission about Hillary Clinton ' s 2016 election bid . When will Republicans drop the partisan games and apologize to Hillary Clinton ? “If the election had been on October 27, I …

Clinton was also stymied by a protracted FBI investigation into her use of a private email server, which gave Trump and his supporters easy rhetorical ammunition, right up to Election Day. For her part, Clinton has blamed former FBI director James Comey, among others, for her defeat.

Despite that, Biden conceded in his remarks Thursday that "Hillary would have been a good president."

The former vice president offered commentary on President Barack Obama's two terms in office that also appeared to serve as an undercover critique of the current administration. Biden noted that Obama served eight years in office "without a single scandal ... not one." The audience erupted in applause.

Biden called Obama "absolutely, totally competent" and said he took his job "extremely seriously," but acknowledged that the former president had made some mistakes.

Shocked FBI boss thought firing was a prank

  Shocked FBI boss thought firing was a prank It doesn't look good. For Donald Trump's opponents, it has all the hallmarks of a cover up. President Trump fires the man leading the FBI investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.It was a decision advised by the attorney general who recused himself from any probe into possible Kremlin links because he falsely testified about his own contacts with Russia.

Joe Biden just made a stunning admission about Hillary Clinton ' s 2016 election bid . When will Republicans drop the partisan games and apologize to Hillary Clinton ? “If the election had been on October 27, I …

Joe Biden just made a stunning admission about Hillary Clinton ' s 2016 election bid . When will Republicans drop the partisan games and apologize to Hillary Clinton ? “If the election had been on October 27, I …

Biden, who was seen as a strong potential opponent to Trump in 2016, said of a possible 2020 run: "Could I? Yes. Would I? Probably not."

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Nepali climbers say outcrop near top of Everest is intact .
Nepali climbers said Tuesday that a rocky outcrop near the top of Mount Everest known as the "Hillary Step" is intact, disputing a British climber's claim the feature had collapsed. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, File) Nepali climbers said Tuesday that a rocky outcrop near the top of Mount Everest known as the "Hillary Step" is intact, disputing a British climber's cl British mountaineer Tim Mosedale, who last week reached the summit of the world's highest mountain, said the outcrop had disappeared, likely because of a massive earthquake that shook Nepal in 2015.

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