Ex-Vice President Joe Biden not ruling out 2020 presidential run

Former Vice President Joe Biden says he isn’t ruling out a possible run for President in 2020.

Biden, in an interview aired Sunday on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation,” told host Rev. Al Sharpton he has to decide by the end of the year.

“Look, no man has a right to go say, ‘Help me become President,’ unless I can look at you and say, ‘You’ve got my whole heart, my whole soul, all of my passion, all my attention,’ ” he said. “And I know I got to make that decision by the end of this year.”

“You’re not telling me no,” Sharpton said to the former Vice President.

“No, no, I’m not,” Biden, 75, replied. “I’ve been honest about this. If the Lord Almighty, Al, came down and said, ‘The nomination is yours now, you have to accept it now,’ I would not.”

“But you say, ‘Lord check with me before the year’s up,’ ” Sharpton said.

“That’s exactly right,” Biden replied.

Biden didn’t run for President in 2016 after his son Beau died from cancer.

He said he’s focused on rebuilding his family following the loss.

“He left a hole in the heart of everybody in the family,” Biden told Sharpton. “It takes time to come back.”