UPDATED 11:54 AM PT – Thursday, December 23, 2021
Despite plummeting approval numbers and concerns over his health, Joe Biden said he does plan to run again in 2024. Biden confirmed his run for a second-term in an interview with ABC News.
This comes as the 79-year-old’s plans have caused speculation over his age and fitness for office. However, Biden appeared to be optimistic about running again, especially if it’s against his 2020 general election opponent.
“I’m a great respecter of fate,” said Biden. “Fate has intervened in my life many many times. If I’m in the health I’m in now, I’m in good health, then in fact I would run again.”
EXCLUSIVE: Pres. Biden to @DavidMuir on running for re-election and a possible rematch against Donald Trump: “Why would I not run against Donald Trump if he were the nominee? That’d increase the prospect of running.”
— ABC News (@ABC) December 23, 2021
Biden was asked if he’d run even if it was a rematch against Donald Trump. Biden responded, “you’re trying to tempt me now,” adding “why would I not run against Donald Trump? That would increase the prospect of running.”
Biden’s remarks come as former President Trump has notably hinted at the possibility of running in 2024, but hasn’t formally announced a decision.