Former Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Former Vice President Joe Biden will make a decision on whether he plans to run for president in 2020 soon and has told allies that he thinks he is the Democratic Party's best chance to defeat President Trump, the New York Times reports.
Why it matters: Biden is the Democrat that Trump fears most in 2020, believing that he could steal away Rust Belt voters in states like Pennsylvania, Axios' Mike Allen reported last year. But a centrist Biden run — from a 76-year-old white man — could prompt a schism in a Democratic Party that's increasingly influenced by progressive ideals, especially with multiple female and minority candidates expected to jump into the 2020 race.