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President Biden announced he would run for re-election in 2024

 


President Biden announced he would run for re-election in 2024


After announcing that Tuesday's midterm election results were positive for democracy, U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he intends to contest re-election and may make a final decision by early next year.


Officials from the White House expressed satisfaction that Biden's Democratic colleagues were performing better than expected.



Biden

who turns 80 this month

  • was questioned about running for re-election.
  • A Biden aide claimed that planning meetings
  • for the 2024 campaign were taking place now.


"Our intention is to run again, that was our intention,"

Biden told reporters at the White House and his wife, Jill, sitting nearby. "This is ultimately a family decision."



According to Biden 

his family encouraged him to run and did not feel pressured to make a decision immediately. He will do so independently of any announcement made by his 2020 rival, former Republican President Donald Trump, who is also expected to run.


After Trump supporters stormed the U.S.

  • Capitol on January 6, 2021
  • refusing to acknowledge Biden's legitimate victory
  • issuing warnings against threats to democracy.



He confirmed these points in the final days leading up to the midterm elections.


When asked what other international leaders should do about Trump's possible re-election, Biden replied that they should work to prevent it from happening.


We just have to prove that he won't take power if he runs

  • and make sure that
  • under the legitimate efforts of our Constitution
  • Never again should he be the next president, Biden said.



When asked what other 

international leaders should do about Trump's possible re-election, Biden replied that they should work to prevent it from happening.


Biden's initiatives drew strong criticism from Trump

who promised to unveil his plans next week.


Biden said it would be

  1. "interesting to watch them compete"
  2. if Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
  3. faced the Republican nomination.



In a light mood, Biden engaged in a nearly hour-long

conversation with reporters in the White House dining room to discuss a variety of topics, including international relations for Twitter founder and billionaire Elon Musk.


He gently rebuked reporters who predicted greater defeats

for Democrats based on polls.


Senate control depends on three contests that remained very close as of late Wednesday. Republicans made slight gains in Tuesday's election and are expected to control the House of Representatives.

There was no alleged "red wave" or widespread Republican control.


I believe that today was a good day for democracy, Biden said.

However, he realized that the results indicated that Americans were dissatisfied. For voters, inflation was an important topic.


In his campaign speech, Biden often emphasized protecting American democracy, defending abortion rights, and praising his economic policies.


Republicans are expected to reverse some of these policies and prevent him from achieving further goals.


Biden said he was willing to cooperate with Republicans.

  • "The American people have made it clear
  • I think, that they expect Republicans to
  • Be prepared to collaborate with me as well, he added.


Republicans may have considered tax cuts for the wealthy and a national ban on abortion, but Vice President Biden said he would veto both.


He said he will speak to House Republican leader Kevin

  • McCarthy later on Wednesday
  • additionally, after Biden's visit to Asia
  • He will invite Republican and Democratic leaders to
  • the White House to discuss future priorities.



The White House prepared for

a series of investigations that

  • could come from a Republican-controlled council
  • including on his son Hunter's
  • business transactions.


Biden said the American people would consider such investigations to find out what he said about them - "almost comedic"

but claimed he had no control over their actions.