Biden’s intentions? If only the microphone weren’t off.

September 29, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden can’t escape questions about whether he will jump into the Democratic presidential primary race – not even on the dais at the United Nations General Assembly.

Biden chaired a summit on fighting Islamic State militants on Tuesday at the U.N., taking over from his boss, President Barack Obama, and listened to leaders talk about how they were countering violent extremists.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (front C) speaks at the Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism at the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 29, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz

Near the end of Biden’s three-hour session, Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen called Biden “Mr. President.”

“Vice president, sorry,” Jensen said, realizing his mistake. “Well, could have been! Can be! Who knows? If you have some news to tell us here, please let us know,” he said.

Biden smiled and made a comment, but his microphone was off, leaving the answer still a mystery.

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