United States President Joe Biden assured that he will run for the office for a second term in 2024 but only if his health allows. This is the first time the 79-year-old has given a direct answer about his re-run after taking over the White House in January 2021.
While speaking to ABC News’ David Muir, Biden reaffirmed his promise about eight years in the White House if he gets elected.
“Yes, but look, I am a great respecter of fate. Fate has intervened in my life many, many times. If I am in the health I am in now—if I am in good health—then, in fact, I would run again” Biden said.
The conservation also revolved around Biden’s predecessor and Republican opponent Donald Trump. When asked about a “rematch against Donald Trump”, Biden responded, “You’re trying to tempt me now? Sure. Why would I not run against Donald Trump if he were the nominee? That would increase the prospect of running.”
The comment comes nearly a month after United States Vice President Kamala Harris said that she has not discussed the possibility of a second term with Biden so far. Media reports have also mentioned speculations of Harris running for the White House.
Karine Jean-Pierre, the deputy press secretary of the White House, assured that Biden intends to run in the 2024 Presidential elections.
She said, “Well, I mean, I can’t speak to a conversation that the vice president and the president have”, according to reports from Fox News.
Jean-Pierre added, “I could only say what and reiterate what Jen (Psaki) has said, and what the president has said himself, that he is planning to run for reelection in 2024. I don’t have any more to add.”