Biden Claims “World Leaders Begged” Him to Run Against Donald Trump

2020 hopeful Joe Biden claims world leaders have been begging him to run against President Trump.

Daily Mail reported that Joe Biden claims world leaders begged him to ‘save the world’ from Donald Trumpas he entered the race for the White House yesterday.

The former vice-president made the claims in a call to campaign donors yesterday as he announced he was joining the field of 20 Democrats vying for the presidency.

‘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 according to Politico.

From Politico

“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. One of the participants on the call stressed that Biden wasn’t making it sound as though he has a messiah complex, but rather that world leaders are looking toward the Democratic Party to defeat Trump, whether it’s Biden or another Democrat.

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Biden on Thursday has his first large fundraiser at Comcast executive David Cohen’s home in Philadelphia along with former Gov. Ed Rendell, former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, former state Sen. Connie Williams, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Reps. Lisa Blunt Rochester, Brendan Boyle, Matt Cartwright, Madeleine Dean, Dwight Evans, Chrissy Houlahan and Mary Gay Scanlon.

Biden also made a round of fundraising calls on Tuesday, including to top Florida Democratic fundraiser Chris Korge, who told him he was staying neutral in the race for now. But, Korge said, he thinks Biden could win the expectations game when it came to raising small-dollar donations, which are not his forte.

“Joe is going to do a lot better than a lot of people think,” said Korge, Hillary Clinton’s top bundler in 2016. “There’s broad support from him in our party, just look at the polling.

In addition, he said, Biden can count on some residual goodwill from President Barack Obama’s former donors who feel a sense of loyalty to his former vice president.

“I think it’s fertile ground,” said Dick Harpootlian, a South Carolina state senator and onetime chair of the state Democratic Party, who will be playing an on-the-ground role in Biden’s campaign. “I did some calling yesterday, I found some $30,000 to $40,000 low-hanging fruit that wasn’t all that hard to find.”