Despite mounting concerns about his age and economic track record, the White House affirmed that President Joe Biden intended to run for reelection in 2024.
Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, posted a tweet on the president’s political plans for the future.
“As the President has stated on numerous occasions, he intends to compete in 2024,” she informed this week.
Earlier this week, Jean-Pierre attempted to sidestep inquiries about the president’s future political strategy by referring to the Hatch act.
When pressed at the White House press conference about Biden’s political future, she said: “I cannot talk about the elections, I am not a political analyst or anything like that including 2024.”
According to Jean-Pierre, Biden had previously answered the question of whether he was running for reelection and said yes.
“I’m sorry, but I can’t go beyond that.”
Biden and his supporters have repeatedly defended the president, claiming that he is the only Democrat who can defeat former President Donald Trump in a rematch.
But the president’s poor approval ratings and frequent blunders have many Democrats concerned about his ability to lead the party into the next election.
If Biden decides to enter the race, he will be 86 years old at the conclusion of his second term.
The New York Times and Axios both wrote about the president’s age this week, speculating on his longevity and raising concerns among Democrats about Joe Biden’s political future.
In March 2021, Biden brushed off queries about running for a second term during a press conference.
“The answer is yes,” Biden replied. “My intention is to seek reelection. That is what I expect will happen.”
Biden stated the quote again in an interview with ABC News in December 2021, calling it “fate.”
“Look. I’m a believer in fate. Many, many times, fate has intervened in my life. If I am in such excellent shape today — I am in excellent health — then I would run again,” Biden explained.
Joe Biden said in March that he would be ecstatic if Trump sought reelection in 2024.
“I’d be extremely fortunate if I had the same guy running against me,” Biden said at a news conference in Brussels.
According to reports in April, Biden also told Obama that he would seek a second term in 2024.