At his first press conference, Biden announces 2024 run, jokes about missing Trump

Biden tells press he'll be running again in 2024, jokes about missing Trump – will 2024 be a rematch of the 2020 election?

Dan Verbin ,

Joe Biden
Joe Biden

President Joe Biden told Bloomberg that he intends to run for re-election in 2024 when asked at his first press conference on Thursday.

“The answer is yes. My Plan is to run for re-election. That’s my expectation,” he said.

He was asked why he hasn’t yet set up a re-election campaign the way Trump had by this time in 2016.

“My predecessor needed to,” Biden said, laughing. “My predecessor. Oh, I miss him.”

Biden will be 79 later this year. He is the oldest president in American history. He would be 82 if re-elected in 2024.

His presidency has been referred to as a one-term “transition presidency.”

It might still be early. However, those in his inner circle are signalling that Biden is serious about a second term.

Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) spoke to Politico in January, saying that Biden is “planning to run again.”

“He knows that we are at the middle of an absolute turning point, a pivot point in American history, and he’s up for the challenge,” Coons said.