US President Biden says he’ll announce on 2024 re-elections “relatively soon”
15 April, 2023 | Pragati Singh
Biden's second term would begin at the age of 82.
According to The Hill, US President Joe Biden said on Friday that he will announce his re-election bid for 2024 relatively soon because he has already made a decision. President Biden told reporters on Friday that he has already decided whether to run for reelection and will make his decision “pretty shortly.”
“I’ve already made that calculus. We’ll announce it relatively soon. But the trip here just reinforced my sense of optimism about what can be done,” Biden said before departing Ireland for the United States, according to The Hill. “I told you my plan is to run again,” the US President added.
Although Biden has been hinting about a second-term bid for months, no formal announcement has yet been made, according to The Hill. When the president did not make an announcement around the time of the State of the Union address in February, advisors speculated that Biden would do so in the spring.
Biden’s second term would begin at the age of 82. He and the DNC announced earlier this week that the party’s 2024 convention will be held in Chicago. Biden is the country’s oldest president. If re-elected, he will be 86 at the end of his second term.
Biden has stated his intention to run for President of the United States in 2024, but he has not made a formal announcement. According to NBC News, Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have agreed to run together. Biden, 80, has repeatedly stated his intention to run for re-election. “I’m going to do it again,” Biden said last year as he posed for a photograph with Sharpton in the Roosevelt Room.