Biden says he will formally announce “very soon” that he is running for reelection
U.S. President Joe Biden said Monday that. “very soon” he will formally announce that he is running for re-election in the 2024 elections, just when the media have anticipated that he will do so this Tuesday.
“I have already told you that I am planning to run.. I will let you know very soon,” he said Monday when asked by reporters at the White House.
It is expected that this Tuesday Biden to officially announce his candidacy. for re-election, according to local media citing sources with knowledge of his plans.
The format chosen for making the announcement will be a video and the date of its release, April 25will be the same one that Biden chose four years ago to announce that he would compete for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC), the party’s executive body, has declined to confirm whether Biden will launch his candidacy on Tuesday.
The president, who at the age of 80 is the oldest president in the history of the United States.has been saying for months that he intends to run for re-election.
When he was on a visit to Ireland on April 14, he already said the announcement would come “relatively soon” when asked by reporters.
And a few days earlier, on April 10, Biden pointed out to a reporter from the network. NBC that he planned to run for office, but was not yet ready to officially announce it.
Biden could battle it out in 2024 with former U.S. President Donald Trump. (2017-2021), whom he already defeated in 2020.
Trump has announced his intention to compete for the Republican nomination. in that party’s primary process despite the fact that he is embroiled in several court cases and has already been formally charged in a criminal case in New York.
In addition to Trump, on the Republican side are five other contenders.: former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, conservative radio host Larry Elder and businessman Perry Johnson.
Other politicians conservatives have also hinted that they have an interest in running, csuch as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantis, or the former vice president under Trump, Mike Pence, although so far none has taken the plunge.
On the Democratic side, Biden looks like he will have a clear fieldas the party’s big names have ruled out running and he only has competition from fringe figures.
Specifically, only two figures have declared their intention to compete for the Democratic nomination: environmental lawyer and anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy, nephew of President John F. Kennedy (1961-1963), and self-help book author Marianne Williamson.
Democratic National Committee fully endorses Biden. and has already said it does not plan to hold primary debates.