It looks like Joe Biden is in fact gearing up for another presidential campaign. According to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, the 79-year old intends to run for a second term despite some speculation he would opt out due to age and waning popularity.
The Hill reports:
“That’s his intention,” Psaki told reporters, confirming reports that Biden has been telling advisers and staff he plans to run again in 2024.
The Washington Post reported over the weekend that Biden and his closest advisers have been reassuring allies in recent days that he plans to seek a second term. That report followed a Politico piece last week about positioning among other Democrats who may be interested in running for president should Biden decline to run for reelection.
While Biden’s plans for 2024 could change over the next two years, sources close to the president have maintained since he took office in January that he would campaign for a second term.
Biden would be 82 at the start of his second term, if reelected. He was already the oldest individual to be inaugurated when he was sworn in in January. And his poll numbers have steadily declined amid dissatisfaction with the state of the economy, and rising prices in particular.
It appears the country may get to see Joe Biden and Donald Trump battle it out on the debate stage once more.