UPDATED 7:17 AM PT – Thursday, April 25, 2019
After weeks of speculation, former Vice President Joe Biden has formally announced his 2020 presidential bid.
Biden unveiled his running in a video posted to Twitter Thursday morning.
The core values of this nation… our standing in the world… our very democracy…everything that has made America — America –is at stake. That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States. #Joe2020 https://t.co/jzaQbyTEz3
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 25, 2019
Polls show the former vice president is a front-runner among 2020 Democrat candidates despite several women coming forward to accuse him of inappropriate behavior in recent weeks.
So far, Biden has rallied supporters on a promise to “take back the country” from President Trump.
“Folks, America is an idea — an idea that is stronger than any army, bigger than any ocean, more powerful than any dictator or tyrant,” pitched the Obama-era vice president.
Biden will now join the crowded field of 20 Democrats vying for the party’s nomination.