There has long been speculation as to whether Joe Biden will run again in the presidential elections in 2024. Biden himself has so far kept a low profile. Now new statements by the 79-year-old are fueling speculation about a renewed candidacy.
US President Joe Biden has not yet publicly commented on this, but there are increasing indications that he will run again in the presidential elections in 2024. According to a media report by the US broadcaster "NBC News", Biden told civil rights activist and moderator Al Sharpton in a personal conversation in the White House that he was aiming for a second term. "I will do it again," Biden is said to have said to Sharpton.
White House spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre also confirmed Biden's re-election. In a video circulating on the social network Twitter, she told journalists: "You ask me this question so often. The President has already said it himself that he will run again in 2024." However, there has not yet been an official confirmation from the US President. Biden himself has so far avoided commenting on any plans. Just two weeks ago, the 79-year-old said that it was "much too early" to decide whether to run again.
Biden's remark to Sharpton and the White House testimony suggest the Democrat is indeed seeking a second term. If he actually runs for office, he could run again against ex-President Donald Trump, who announced a long time ago that he would run again in 2024. An official confirmation from the US President is still pending.
If Biden were re-elected as president, he would be 82 years old when he took office again. Biden is also the oldest US President ever elected to office. Already during the 2020 election campaign, critics accused the then 77-year-old of being too old for the office.