Joe Biden spotted on Amtrak train after announcing presidential run
“Amtrak Joe” lived up to his old nickname Thursday when he took a modest train ride after becoming a 2020 candidate.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was photographed riding an Amtrak train to New York just hours after his campaign announced his candidacy for president via an online video.
BBC North America bureau chief Paul Danahar shared photos of Biden’s trip via Twitter.
It’s an illustration of how political campaigns in America have changed that a few hours after launching his Presidential campaign online, Joe Biden is not at a huge launch party but sitting quietly on a train to New York with just a handful of aides pic.twitter.com/yMHFWsKoA3
— Paul Danahar (@pdanahar) April 25, 2019
The tweet had accumulated more than 1,700 likes by 5 p.m.
Biden often commutes via Amtrak from his home in Delaware. He attracted attention when he was photographed bumping into Sen. Kamala Harris on the train in February.
Just another Thursday on @Amtrak!
— Maya Harris (@mayaharris_) February 7, 2019
Biden will kick off his campaign for president in the Pittsburgh area Monday.
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