The former vice president responded, “I hope she’s wrong. I don’t think that’s the case.” After an extended answer about the need to elect somebody who understands the African American community, Biden said, “I think there’s other people in the race who can beat Trump.”

When Capehart asked Biden who he had in mind, Biden responded, “Well, I think almost anybody.”

This is a bit of an odd answer for Biden, who has made the idea of electability a central part of his candidacy. To the extent that people think that virtually any other candidate can beat Trump, there’s less of a reason to take a risk on somebody who would be the oldest president in American history, entering his 80s during a first term.