White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed Monday that US President Joe Biden intends to run for a second term in 2024.
“This is his intention,” Psaki said during a press conference on Air Force One (plane of the president) when asked if Biden would run for re-election in 2024.
Biden, 79, has struggled with low approval ratings in recent months over some decisions, leading some Democrats to question whether he might not seek another four-year term.
The US reports revealed last Saturday that Biden told his allies that he intends to run for re-election in the 2024 elections, despite concerns about his age and low approval rating.
A Democratic donor to the US Democratic Party, Barry Goodman, told the Washington Post, a US daily newspaper, that he hopes former US President Donald Trump will run in the 2024 elections, because “any Democrat can defeat him.”
Goodman, who served on Joe Biden’s finance committee for his 2020 campaign, continued to say that ultimately, people will never choose a tyrant in power again, implying to former president Donald Trump.
Biden’s approval rating is 42.5 percent, and his opposition rating is 51.8 percent, according to the average poll conducted by Five Thirty-Eight, a US news website.
Biden’s doctor confirmed on Saturday, following a routine medical exam he underwent on Friday, that he is “in good health, active” and “fit to successfully carry out the duties of the presidency.”
Donald Trump, 75, has not officially announced, so far, that he will run for president in 2024, although he has hinted at this on more than one occasion.