President Biden intends to run for reelection in 2024, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Monday, following a flurry of reports on discussions among Democrats about whether he would follow through on a bid for a second term.
“That’s his intention,” Psaki told reporters, confirming reports that Biden has been telling advisers and staff he plans to run again in 2024.
The Washington Post reported over the weekend that Biden and his closest advisers have been reassuring allies in recent days that he plans to seek a second term. That report followed a Politico piece last week about positioning among other Democrats who may be interested in running for president should Biden decline to run for reelection.
While Biden’s plans for 2024 could change over the next two years, sources close to the president have maintained since he took office in January that he would campaign for a second term.
Still, speculation about whether he will seek the presidency again has been fueled by his age and his plummeting popularity in recent weeks.
He was already the oldest individual to be inaugurated when he was sworn in in January. And his poll numbers have dropped down significantly amid dissatisfaction with the state of the economy, and rising prices in particular.
This is an excerpt from The Hill.
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