Biden: 'I Believed I Was' Most Qualified Candidate For President

Former Vice President Joe Biden sat down with Oprah as part of his book tour for his forthcoming tome'Promise Me Dad

Ellen DeGeneres has jokingly suggested she'll be Joe Biden's running mate if he agrees to run for president in 2020.

If he were to run for election in 2020, Biden would be 78-years-old on inauguration day, the oldest newly-elected United States president ever.

"One: Do they truly believe they are the most qualified person for that moment?"

"I'd say to my son [Hunter Biden], 'Well, Beau said this to me, ' and he said, 'Dad, he couldn't have said "Dad", he couldn't speak for the last two months; he had that tube down his throat.' And what you find yourself doing is putting the bad, the really bad, bad memories out of your mind".

Biden, who served eight years as Obama's vice president after 36 years in the U.S. Senate, said he did not have second thoughts, however, about the reason why he passed up the opportunity to enter the race. "Promise me, Dad, '" Biden reveals of the book's title.

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"Well, he is, but he is a great and gifted writer and he said, "Look Joe" - I had written another book before that for a while was on the best seller list 20 some years ago and I had forgotten how much time I had put in to write the book". "Did any one of you ever think that you would see, in one of the historic cities in America, folks coming out from under rocks and out of fields with torches carrying swastikas literally reciting the same, the same exact anti-Semitic bile that you heard and we heard in the '30s?"

President Barack Obama hugs Vice President Joe Biden during funeral services for Biden's son, Beau Biden, Saturday, June 6, 2015, at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wilmington, Del. At an October event, he called Trump's diplomatic behavior "absolutely bizarre" and said the President "doesn't understand governance".

In the clips shown on "GMA", Biden didn't name Trump, although he described to Winfrey the characteristics he believes make for a successful leader. "They play to their strengths and try to shore up their weaknesses", Biden said.

Winfrey's interview with Biden airs Sunday on OWN.

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