Vice President Joe Biden will hold a campaign launch party for Donald Trump in Detroit this evening, according to a campaign official.
Biden will be in Michigan for the kickoff of his vice presidential bid, the official said.
The announcement comes less than 24 hours after Biden spoke to the Detroit Free Press about his decision to not run for president.
He told the paper that he believes it’s “time to step away from politics,” adding, “I’m not going to go back in that race.
I’m not even going to run again for president.”
Biden will join several other top campaign surrogates, including former Maryland Gov.
Martin O’Malley, New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie and Pennsylvania Sen. Joe Sestak in Detroit.
Biden was expected to address a large crowd at the Detroit Sports Arena at 3 p.m.
Biden has been holding a rally in Detroit since July, when he hosted a Democratic Governors Association fundraiser for his daughter Chelsea.
He has been a regular attendee at Republican political fundraisers.