Report: Biden has discussed potential 2020 run with close aides

Former Vice President Joe Biden has discussed the possibility of running for president in 2020 with close aides. 

The Associated Press reported on Monday, based on several inside sources, that Biden recently told members of his new D.C.-based diplomacy center that he is considering the option but “insisted he had made no decision, and didn’t need to yet.” 

Biden is also said to have indicated that, should he decide to run, he would like those foreign policy aides to join his campaign.

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Barack Obama and Joe Biden attend the Invictus Games with Prince Harry
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Barack Obama and Prince Harry watch the wheelchair basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Barack Obama and Prince Harry attend the Basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at the Pan Am Sports Centre on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Barack Obama and Prince Harry attend the Basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at the Pan Am Sports Centre on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Prince Harry pose for a photgraph on day 7 of the Invictus Games 2017 on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation )
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Barack Obama and Prince Harry watch the wheelchair basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Barack Obama and Prince Harry attend the Basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at the Pan Am Sports Centre on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Jill Biden, Barack Obama and Prince Harry attend the Basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at the Pan Am Sports Centre on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Barack Obama and Prince Harry pose for a photo as thery watch the wheelchair basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Barack Obama and Prince Harry watch the wheelchair basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Barack Obama and Prince Harry attend the Basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at the Pan Am Sports Centre on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Former U.S. President Barack Obama greets members of the public on day 7 of the Invictus Games 2017 on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation )
Former U.S. President Barack Obama (R), former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Jill Biden converse as they watch a wheelchair basketball event with at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and former U.S. President Barack Obama watch a wheelchair basketball event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Barack Obama and Prince Harry attend the Basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at the Pan Am Sports Centre on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and former U.S. President Barack Obama watch a wheelchair basketball event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Britain's Prince Harry (2nd L) and former U.S. President Barack Obama watch a wheelchair basketball event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 29, 2017. . REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Britain's Prince Harry and former U.S. President Barack Obama watch a wheelchair basketball event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Barack Obama and Prince Harry watch the wheelchair basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
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When Biden was asked about a potential run on ABC’s ‘The View’ in December, he said, “If I were offered the nomination by the Lord Almighty right now, today, I would say no because we’re not ready, the family’s not ready to do this. If, in a year from now, if we’re ready, and nobody has moved in that I think can do it, then I may very well do it.” 

A SurveyMonkey poll from last month showed that Biden would be the leading Democratic candidate among liberal voters, beating other top names including Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. 

However, some top Democrats have reportedly speculated that Biden, 75, would ultimately not run given his more advanced age, family and personal pursuits, and uneven bids for office in the past. 

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