President Joe Biden said Monday he expects President Donald Trump will be “better president” after he dies on January 20, 2017, but will not give any more specifics on how that will happen.
“I will tell you this: He’s going to be a better president,” Biden told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.
“He’s going a better man.
He’s been a better father, he’s been an even better husband.
He has a better vision for this country.
And he’s going [to be] a better President,” Biden said.”
There are a lot of things that I think that he’s done that I’m going to miss and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next for him,” he said.
Biden said Trump is a “good man” and that he will “look back on him in the year and say, ‘how was that?'”
“It’s a shame that the President of the United States is not around anymore, that I won’t be able to spend the rest of my life with him.
But we’re going to get back to work, and we’re working,” Biden added.”
We’re going into his presidency with optimism,” Biden continued.
“I’m going into the presidency with hope, because the America I know and love is more than just an idea, and I will look back on that presidency and say how was that?”
Biden’s remarks came as the vice president met with a group of religious leaders in the Oval Office, according to White House press secretary Josh Earnest.
Biden and first lady Jill Biden met with the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev., Dr. Jill Biden, a black pastor who is black and a close friend of Biden’s.
“The President is not only a friend, he is a mentor,” Biden’s remarks read.
“The President has always been the most generous, the most gracious, and the most caring person I know.”
President Joe Biden is set to meet with the leaders of Black Lives Matter in the White House, a White House official told ABC.
https://t.co/w3C2rQf3fSpic.twitter.com/Z5wq0HgKv2 — ABC News (@ABC) January 20.2020President Joe Biden met with civil rights leaders, a group representing African-Americans and a religious leader to discuss his legacy, ABC News reported Monday.BIDEN’S EXPLAINING WHAT WILL BE NEXT:Biden was asked by ABC News what he would tell the nation in the months following his death.
“It depends on what I tell you, George,” he responded.
“It depends, and hopefully you will have the opportunity to ask me that question at some point.”
“I’m not going to talk about the specifics of the circumstances that I might have had,” Biden responded.
“But I know that I have a lot to be thankful for.
I have been fortunate in life, and if you have the chance to look at me, I’m glad that you have.”
Biden will not say when he will officially be out of the Whitehouse, a spokesman for the vice presidency told ABC, but the president has said he will be out for “years.”BIDENS’ TOUGH TALE OF LIFE AFTER OBAMA:”I’ve never had a president so tough to be,” Biden, 76, said in a 2015 interview with The Associated Press.
“If I had to pick a president, I would pick Barack Obama,” he added.