Former vice president Joe Biden revealed that he would prefer to run with a person of color or of another gender if he secures the primary candidacy.
"Whomever I pick, preferably it will be someone who was of color and/or a different gender, but I'm not making that commitment until I know that the person I'm dealing with I can completely and thoroughly trust as authentic and on the same page [as me]," Biden said according to the Washington Post.
Biden has come under fire for several gaffes since he announced that he would be running for president. Some of his errors were considered to be racially insensitive and tone-deaf.
Biden served as vice president after running fir election with Barack Obama, the first Black president of the United States.
"The one thing I know is the job of being president in 2020 as in 2016 and in 2008 is too big for any one person," he said. "You've got to have somebody you can turn to."
He also added that Obama "knew that he and I had the same value set and the same political disposition as what we should do, and he knew if I ever had any doubt, I would come back to him. That's what I most want in whomever I pick. They've got to be simpatico with what I stand for and with what I want to get done."
In other news, Stacy Abrams made it clear last week that she would be "honored" to run as vice president alongside any of the Democratic candidates.