In his closing remarks at the White House Tribal Nations Summit on Wednesday, President Joe Biden seemed to put doubt on his own reelection.
Biden ended his remarks by saying, “Four more years,” to which a man replied.
Biden replied, “I don’t know about that.”
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The implication of doubt seems to go against earlier White House pronouncements about Biden running for re-election.
According to Fox News, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made a definitive remark at a press conference in June.
“The president, as you know, has been asked that question many times, and he has answered it,” she stated.
When questioned about the possibility, Biden has generally stated his readiness to run for re-election, though he has been reticent to make any formal statement.
“My intention, as I said to begin with, is that I would run again,” he stated in a September interview with Scott Pelley of “60 Minutes”.
According to Fox News, the 80-year-old president stated at a post-midterm election media briefing on Nov. 9 that he hopes to announce his re-election intentions “early next year.”
He made it apparent, nevertheless, that he is inclined in that manner.
“Our intention is to run again. That’s been our intention, regardless of what the outcome of this election was,” the man told the Financial Times.
If re-elected, Biden would unquestionably be the oldest president ever to take office for a four-year tenure.
When he is inaugurated in for a second term in 2025, he will be 82 years old.
Biden would be eligible to complete his second term at the ripe age of 86, considerably past the typical retirement age for American presidents.
Prior to Biden, Ronald Reagan was the oldest president of the country. He left office at the age of 77, making him one year younger than Biden was when he assumed office in 2021.
Donald Trump, a former president, retired at the age of 74.
The Democratic Party’s presidential candidacy would be up for grabs in a race without a clear favorite should Biden decide against seeking reelection.
Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, said this month that he has no plans to run against Joe Biden in the Democratic primary, but his intentions could alter if Biden decides not to run for president.
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