The President of the United States, Joe Biden , has told his predecessor in the White House, Barack Obama , for whom he was ‘number two’, that he plans to stand for re-election in the 2024 elections, despite his advanced age, according to sources cited by The Hill portal .
Biden’s political future has been a recurring source of speculation even before winning the 2020 elections, since when he took office he already became the oldest president to do so –78 years–. If he performs again and is victorious, he would be 82 years old in January 2025 .
Already in March, during a press conference, Biden slipped that he would be “very lucky” to be able to repeat in 2024 with Donald Trump as a rival on the Republican front , and the president had already begun to convey this wish to his closest circle, including Obama.
“He thinks he’s the only one who can beat Trump ,” one of the sources quoted by The Hill has said , despite Biden’s popularity falling in recent months. According to a poll published last week by CNBC, only 38 percent of Americans support his management.
Part of the Democrats would doubt the possibilities of the vice president, Kamala Harris, despite the fact that the former senator was already seen as a potential presidential candidate when Biden chose her as his running mate.
Harris has so far dodged questions in this regard and in an interview with NBC said this year that he did not want to get into “high school gossip” about future elections. Likewise, he stated that he had not discussed the issue with Biden.