Former Vice President Joe Biden is officially a 2020 White House hopeful. Biden announced his bid for the presidency in a video on Twitter and Facebook early Thursday morning.
Following Biden's announcement, #Joe2020 and #Biden2020 were trending on Twitter.
Biden said America gives hope to people in need and guarantees that people are treated with dignity.
"That's what we believe and above all else, that's what's at stake in this election," Biden said in his announcement video.
Although Biden's video was serious, he hasn't ditched his lighter side. Biden put a fun spin on a 404-error page this morning. The page shows Biden wearing sunglasses and eating ice cream with a spoon. It reads, "Looks like that page isn't here. Keep cool -- I'll get us back on the rails." He does have a known affinity for Amtrak.
President Donald Trump acknowledged Biden's entry into the "nasty" 2020 presidential race -- with a tweet.
Since taking office, Trump has continued his prolific use of Twitter. Earlier this week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had a closed-door meeting with the president about the "health of the public conversation ahead of the 2020 US elections."
Originally published April 25 at 5:48 a.m. PT.
Updates, 6:22 a.m., 10:28 a.m.: Added more details.