US President Joe Biden stated in an exclusive interview on Wednesday that he plans to run for president again in 2024, and that if his predecessor, Donald Trump, runs, it will “increase the prospect” even more.
“Do you plan to run for reelection?” David Muir posed the question to Biden during ABC “World News Tonight” at the White House.
“Yes,” the president replied. “But look, I’m a great respecter of fate. Fate has intervened in my life many many times. If I’m in the health I’m in now — from a good health. And, in fact, I would run again.”
“And if that means a rematch against Donald Trump?” Muir asked. Trump, who served only one term, is eligible to run again in 2024.
“You’re trying to tempt me now,” Biden said, laughing. “Sure. Why would I not run against Donald Trump for the nominee? That’ll increase the prospect of running.”
When he took office earlier this year, Biden became the oldest person sworn in as president at the age of 78, and speculations about whether he would seek a second term have accompanied him throughout his presidency.
With Biden’s popularity dwindling, White House press secretary Jen Psaki informed reporters last month that the vice president intended to run again.
Biden told Muir last year, before the election, that if elected, he “absolutely” intended to serve as president for eight years.
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