Vice President Biden said Tuesday that Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMcCain says he hasn't met with Trump since inauguration Mulvaney: Let states figure out 'essential health benefits' How President Trump can restore sanity to America's labor laws MORE could win the White House, though he said he hopes that doesn't happen.
“Yes, I think it’s possible,” he said of the real estate mogul entering the Oval Office on NBC’s "Today." "[But] I hope [he] doesn’t because I have fundamentally different views than he does.
Biden argued that Trump’s campaign rhetoric is incompatible with unifying Americans around the nation’s next president.
“I think he’s divisive [and] I think he’d have to acknowledge that he is very divisive,” he told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie during an interview in his West Wing office. "That’s not healthy.
“We always do best when we act as one America [and] we appeal to our better angels. We always do poorly when we appeal to our fears and our differences.”
Biden then praised Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for making income inequality a major issue in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.
“This has been Bernie’s mantra since the time he got involved,” he said. "Even when income inequality wasn’t as serious as it is today, that was his drumbeat.
“She’s coming up with some very good ideas but Bernie is pushing the envelope on this for everyone involved,” Biden added, referencing Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Biden added that he is at peace with not launching his own Oval Office bid after ruling a campaign out last year.
“I made the right decision for my family in terms of the timing that was available,” he said, referencing the death of his son Beau Biden, 46, in May 2015. "We got through the holidays and that was the hardest thing. We’re focusing on the inspiration Beau was rather than the loss."