Biden said Tuesday that he will help President-elect Donald Trump get re-elected in 2020, a sentiment that could be a major factor in the November elections.
“It’s something that I think we can all understand.
I think it’s a big, big deal, and I’ll make sure we do everything in our power to get that guy elected again,” Biden told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl.”
There are going to be some things that I can’t do,” he said.
“But if I can, I’m going to try to do everything I can to help him get reelected, as I said before.
I will do everything that I possibly can.”
The president-elect’s first Cabinet picks were announced in mid-November and are expected to be confirmed before the end of the year.
The Biden administration has been criticized for a lack of transparency and a lackadaisical approach to getting the president-elec out the door.
In recent weeks, the Biden administration announced it had hired a former senior aide to Trump’s transition team to serve as an outside counsel for the transition.
The appointment comes as Biden is grappling with questions about his relationship with Trump, his handling of the opioid crisis, and his family’s finances.
He has said he will disclose his tax returns and other financial records after the election.
The president is also under scrutiny for not disclosing his income for his personal tax returns.
In a series of tweets, Biden expressed disappointment over Trump’s failure to release his tax records.
“If you haven’t filed your taxes, you should,” Biden tweeted.
“If you have, I want you to make them public, and the only way to do that is to release them.
It will be your responsibility to make that decision.”
Biden also said that he would release a full tax return for 2020.