WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 21: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) announces that he will not seek the presidency during a statement with U.S. President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden of the White House October 21, 2015 in Washington, DC. Citing the death of his oldest child, Biden said he is closing the exploration process of mounting a campaign for the presidency. (Photo : Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Although there are many people opposing the idea of Donald Trump as the next president of America, Vice President Joe Biden thinks otherwise.
In an article by US Weekly magazine, Vice President Biden said on Tuesday that he thinks billionaire businessman Donald Trump could be the next leader of America. During an interview with news anchor Savannah Guthrie in the Today Show, the 73-year-old Vice President said that it is possible that Trump could be the next United States president.
However, Biden does have a few concerns in the event that Trump wins the election and the favour of many. The Vice President said that he has different views compared to those of the business mogul. He also hopes that Trump would get more serious about relevant issues.
"I hope that if that were to occur - I hope it doesn't because I have fundamentally different views than he does - I'd hope that he gets a lot more serious about the issues, a lot more serious about gaining knowledge about how this nation functions and foreign policy and domestic policy. But look, that's a long way off," Biden said.
As of the moment, Trump is on lead with the GOP field. This also includes other hopeful candidates like Marc Rubio, Chris Christie, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum and Rand Paul. Meanwhile, the Democratic runners are Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
However, even if Biden thinks that there is a possibility that Trump could win, President Barack Obama begs to differ. The US president believes that America is looking for the kind of leadership that feeds hopes and not fears.
"I'm pretty confident that the overwhelming majority of Americans are looking for the kind of politics that does feed our hopes and not our fears, that does work together and doesn't try to divide, that isn't looking for simplistic solutions and scapegoating but looks for us buckling down and figuring out," Obama said.
In other updates, ABC News reported that Biden was given another assignment. The US Vice President was appointed by Obama to lead the fight against cancer. The advocacy is one of Obama's goals while he is still president of the United States.
He announced during his State of the Union that he is putting Biden in charge of the Mission Control. The Vice President who was sat behind was not able to give his reaction with his present appointment but did seem surprised with the news.
Biden holds a personal connection with the battle against the disease as he has always been determined to find a cure. The former senator's son Beau Biden died due to brain cancer.