US President Joe Biden told former President Barack Obama that he is planning to run for reelection in 2024, The Hill reported, citing two anonymous sources.
“[Biden] wants to run and he’s clearly letting everyone know,” one source told The Hill.
During a press conference in Brussels last month, Biden told reporters he’d be “very fortunate” to run against his rival in the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump.
It was not clear when Biden told Obama his plans. But Obama visited the White House earlier this month, to celebrate the Affordable Care Act.
“Biden thinks he’s the only one who can beat Trump. I don’t think he thinks there’s anyone in the Democratic party who can beat Trump and that’s the biggest factor,” one of the sources who spoke to the Hill said.
The White House did not provide comment on the conversations between Biden and Obama. A Biden adviser pointed to the president’s public comments that he intends to run again.
Amid several crises, from the Russian invasion of Ukraine to the handling of the coronavirus and its impact on the economy, causing rampant inflation at home, Biden’s approval ratings are at an all-time low.
Most observers expect Republicans to retake Congress in November. But President Joe Biden seems adamant about his intentions to run again in 2024.