The presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden quipped to Fox News on Saturday that he chose a running mate and then joked when asked who to choose.
TJ Ducklo, the national press secretary for Biden’s campaign, later tweeted that the exchange was “obviously a joke.”
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He said: “When Vice President Biden decides who his running partner is, he will let the American people know.”
When visiting Fox News in Delaware earlier to ask if Biden would choose a vice president, Biden said, “Yes.”
When Fox News asked who, Biden replied “you”. It was initially unclear how severe Biden’s initial reaction was when he was cycling in a state park.
Speculation about who Biden may elect as his running mate is widespread, and it is expected to be announced any day.
Biden’s confidant stated that the last two candidates were California Senators Kamala Harris and Susan Rice, the latter being the National Security Advisor and UN Ambassador under President Obama.
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Biden told reporters last week that he would elect the party’s vice presidential candidate before the “first week of August.” But a source familiar with the process told Fox News on Monday that “an announcement is unlikely this week.”
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With the opening of the Democratic National Congress (DNC) approaching on August 17, a key adviser to Biden stated that the former vice president will “spend some time” with competitors on the shortlist next week or so.
Paul Steinhauser of Fox News contributed to this report.