Biden Reportedly Tells Obama He Will Run Again In 2024
When inaugurated in 2021, Biden was 78-years-old and already the oldest President in U.S. history. He would 82 years old at the beginning of his term if he were to be reelected.
The President is set on running again despite a recent Quinnipiac poll showing Biden’s approval ratings drop to a new low of 35 percent.
“I believe he thinks he’s the only one who can beat Trump. I don’t think he thinks there’s anyone in the Democratic party who can beat Trump and that’s the biggest factor,” a source told The Hill. “That was part of Biden’s assessment in 2016, when he beat back a field of candidates, some decades younger than himself, across the political spectrum.”
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Although Biden’s ratings have been low, Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all came back from low ratings during their first few years in office to win a second term in the White House.
Biden has been open about discussing running for reelection in the past, but as a candidate who would be 82 years old at the beginning of his second term, said he also respects fate.
“Fate has intervened in my life many, many times. If I’m in the health I am in now, if I’m in good health, then, in fact, I would run again,” the President told ABC’s David Muir in December.
He insinuated that running against Trump would make him even more likely to run again.
“You’re trying to tempt me now,” he said. “Sure. Why would I not run against Donald Trump if he were the nominee? That would increase the prospect of running.”
It is unclear when Biden let Obama in on his plans, but it was likely earlier this month when Obama returned to the White House for the first time since leaving to celebrate the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.
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