Former Vice President Joe Biden reportedly told donors that world leaders were calling him and begging for him to enter the 2020 presidential field in order to "save the world" from another term for President Donald Trump.
"I get calls from people all over the world — world leaders are calling me — and they're almost begging me to do this, to save the country, save the world," Biden said on a call to donors, according to Politico.
Biden is expected to announce his presidential bid in a video on Thursday.
If he chooses to do so, he would automatically become the front-runner, as most polls show him as Democrats' first choice, with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in a close second. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has seen a surge that places him in command of third place.
Biden was reportedly encouraging supporters and donors to give him a boost in donations to help his impending campaign.
"The money's important. We're going to be judged by what we can do in the first 24 hours, the first week," Biden reportedly told them.
Despite not announcing his campaign yet, Biden has already seen some setbacks, including accusations of inappropriate touching by several women.
Here's the latest on Biden 2020:
Former Vice President Joe Biden Set To Announce, But Is The Excitement There? | Morning Joe | MSNBC www.youtube.com