Joe Biden answers ‘yes’ when quizzed about re-election run
Joe Biden has confirmed for the first time that he will be running the 2024 residential race and seeking election for a second term as POTUS.
It will see him try to beat controversial candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr for the Democratic nomination – and potentially see him re-run a campaign against Donald Trump, if the latter succeeds in securing the Republican nomination.
Biden, 80, has been asked many times previously if he’ll run for president again – and has always stopped short of giving an emphatic ‘yes’ as an answer. Instead, his stock answer has been “It’s my intention…”.
However, on Monday night (April 24) – on the eve of the day he is expected to formally announce his Democrat candidacy – Biden confirmed he would be running, reports Sky News.
At the White House’s Rose Garden, Sky’s US correspondent Mark Stone asked Biden directly about his intentions, as the standing POTUS disappeared into the Oval Office.
“Are you going to run again, sir?” asked the Sky correspondent. And Biden replied with an emphatic “Yes!”.
In a column on the Sky News website, Mark Stone wrote: “I’ll admit I was sceptical. I had wondered if First Lady Jill Biden would tell him “enough”. He would, after all, be 82 at the time of re-election and 86 at the end of the next term.
“Before all that, he’ll need to ride out the extraordinary intensity of the election cycle. It’s broken candidates half his age.”
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Environmental lawyer and anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr, 69 – is also running for president in 2024 as a Democrat. Son of assassinated US senator Robert F. Kennedy and a nephew of assassinated US President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr was highly critical of Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates during the Covid pandemic.
Other confirmed Democrat candidates include Marianne Williamson, 70. Confirmed Republican candidates include former president Donald Trump, 76, Other confirmed Republican candidates include Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder, 70, former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, 51, ex-Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson 72 and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, 37.
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