Joe Biden casts doubt on running for president again in 2024: ‘I don’t know about it’ America | news
Joe Biden cast doubt on a possible 2024 rematch with former President Trump yesterday – despite previously hinting at a possible rematch with his rival.
After a speech at the White House Tribal Nations Summit on Wednesday, an unidentified man in the crowd chanted: “Four more years!”
Biden replied, “I don’t know about that, thank you,” before leaving the stage.
After Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign announcement and Democrats’ surprisingly strong showing in the midterms, many are preparing for a rematch of the 2020 race.
Biden himself has stated that it was his intention to run in 2024 and that he and his wife, Jill, expected to make a final decision on the issue in early 2023.
Last month, he said: “I think everybody wants me to run, but we’re going to have a discussion about it.”
Trump’s announcement that he will run in 2024 could help influence the president’s decision to run again. Democrats won 2020 against Trump with Biden – and can feel comfortable with a rematch.
However, at age 80, Biden is America’s oldest president — and if he wins re-election in 2024, he will be 86 when he leaves office.
Biden’s age has long been a target of the president’s critics, including Trump, himself 76, who previously argued he should take a cognitive test to prove he is fit for office.
Additionally, it is unclear whether the Democratic base actually wants Biden to run for office in 2024, or if he is seen as a one-term president – a course correction in response to Donald Trump.
A July New York Times/Siena College poll showed 64 percent of Democrats said they would prefer someone else to lead the party for 2024.
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The numbers didn’t look too good for Biden, even after a strong Democrat performance in the midterm elections.
National exit polls later showed that, overall, 67 percent of voters did not want Biden to seek re-election, according to CNN.
Democrats have to ask themselves whether they want to go against Trump with a proven winner, with no guarantee of the same result, or change horses.
With the midterm elections in the rear-view mirror, the 2024 election cycle is fast approaching.