President Biden confirmed on Thursday he would seek re-election in 2024, marking his first time committing to it.
“My answer is yes,” Biden responded. “My intention is to run for reelection. That is my expectation.”
President Biden spoke about his future in Washington during a conference at the White House.
He laughed when a reporter mentioned that former President Trump had already started his reelection campaign at this time during his administration but President Biden had not.
“My predecessor needed to,” Biden chuckled. “My predecessor. Oh God, I miss him.”
Biden stated that he “anticipated” he would run along side Kamala Harris.
When asked about his statement that he would seek re-election, Biden hit back.
“I don’t know where you folks come from … But I respect fate. I’ve never been able to plan for 3.5 years ahead of time for certain,” he said.
He seemed tired when a reporter asked him if he anticipated to run against Trump, claiming he didn’t even think about it.
“I have no idea if the GOP, will exist” he said. “Do you?”
President Biden will be 82 years old in 2024.
“The way I see it, I’ve had a great respect for fate all my life,” President Biden said. “I set a target in front of me to accomplish things for people I care about.”
Author: Blake Ambrose