Biden says He'll Run Again: Especially if Trump also Runs

Biden says He'll Run Again: Especially if Trump also Runs

By Yehudit Garmaise

President Joe Biden, who is 79, said he planned to run again in 2024, and what would make it even more likely: former president Donald Trump, who is 75, also entering the race.

After an ABC reporter asked the president whether he planned to run for reelection, Biden said, "Yes,” adding: "But look, I'm a great respecter of fate,” speaking of the Greek idea that one is not in control of one’s own destiny. “Fate has intervened in my life many times.”

“If I'm in the health I'm in now, I would run again."

"And if that means a rematch against Donald Trump?" ABC reporter David Muir asked about the former president, who has many times said that he will run again.

"You’re trying to tempt me now," said Biden, who at 78 last January, was the oldest president to ever be sworn in, when he took office nearly a year ago. "Sure. Why would I not run against Donald Trump for the nominee? That’ll increase the prospect of running."

Although Biden’s approval ratings were high earlier in the year, recent polls show that Americans have had second thoughts about the president, due to rising surges of inflation, crime, and COVID.

When Biden’s approval ratings starting to sink, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters last month that Biden planned to run again. In addition, last year before the election, Biden had told Muir he "absolutely" planned on being president for eight years, if elected.

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