President Joe Biden has indicated that he will run for reelection in 2024. During his first formal news conference at the White House, Biden was asked about a potential bid to extend his time in the White House and he did not back down from the challenge.
“My plan is to run for reelection, that’s my expectation,” Biden told a reporter.
Biden described himself as the "bridge" to the next generation of Democratic candidates. At 78 years old, Biden is already the oldest man to serve as President. If re-elected, he would be the first President over the age of 80.
If he does follow through with his promise to run, he could face some stiff competition from within his party. Pete Buttigieg, Beto O'Rourke, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and several other Democratic lawmakers still eyeing a spot in the White House. Not to mention, his Vice President, Kamala Harris, will likely run for President again during her political career. There's also the possibility that the Republican National Committee could once again nominate Donald Trump for President. Dissimilar to Biden, Trump had announced his intention to run for reelection during the first few days of his presidency.
“My predecessor needed to,” Biden said about Trump's early announcement to run for reelection.
“My predecessor, oh God I miss him.”
Biden may face a deep pool of adversaries, but he remains unphased. If he has anything to say about it, Biden will run for President again in three years.
“I said that’s my expectation [to run for reelection],” he explained.
“Look, I don’t understand where you guys come from. I’m a great respecter of fate, I’m not going to be able to plan 3 1/2 years ahead for certain.”
If the opportunity to run for reelection, Biden expects Harris and his team to be behind him. With that said, 2024 is still a long way away.
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