Biden, 80, to ‘announce his run for president on TUESDAY’: White House aides are planning to release video confirming 2024 campaign despite questions over his age, performance and dire approval ratings
- President Joe Biden is expected to announce his 2024 reelection bid on Tuesday
- The Washington Post reported the plans Thursday, with the date selected to coincide with when Biden launched his successful 2020 campaign
- There are questions about Biden’s age, health and sluggish poll numbers
President Joe Biden, 80, is expected to finally announce his 2024 reelection bid, with a video rollout on Tuesday.
The Washington Post reported Thursday on the plans – with the date selected to coincide with when Biden launched his successful 2020 bid for the White House four years before.
Biden took his time getting into the 2020 race, but announced he would mount a run via a video message released on April 25, 2019.
While he vanquished former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, there are questions about his age – he’s the oldest American president – and whether his sluggish poll numbers will give Trump or another Republican an opening.
Biden originally seemed primed to announce his 2024 reelection bid after the holidays – saying he would discuss it with family on trips to Nantucket and St. Croix – but then it got delayed for months.
President Joe Biden , 80, is expected to finally announce his 2024 reelection bid, with a video rollout on Tuesday
Meanwhile the race saw Biden attract two Democratic challengers – albeit longshots – first self-help guru Marianne Williamson and then Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who gave an announcement speech Wednesday in Boston.
Despite his prominent political name, Kennedy is one of the country’s most prominent anti-vaxxers, which will likely tank his bid for the Democratic nomination.
Still, a poll this week found that he starts off with 14 percent of Biden’s voters, while the sitting president retains 67 percent, according to a USA Today/Suffolk poll.
Biden’s primary competition on the Republican side, Trump, announced his run historically early.
He gave a speech on November 15 – a week after the 2022 midterms – at Mar-a-Lago to say he was getting in.
Since then, Trump’s former U.N. Amb. Nikki Haley said she was running for the GOP nomination, while fellow South Carolinian, Sen. Tim Scott, formed an exploratory committee.
The Washington Post reported Thursday that President Joe Biden will announce a reelection bid on Tuesday, four years after his 2020 announcement made via video on April 25, 2019 (pictured)
Biden held his first rally of the 2020 cycle in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 29, 2019. Pennsylvania was won by former President Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016, but flipped back to blue when Biden was on the ballot in 2020
The lesser known former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has also announced a bid, as has entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.
Also flirting with a run: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, among others.
Biden entered the 2020 race talking about the 2017 incident in Charlottesville, Virginia – in which white supremacist hate groups gathered and a counter-protester was murdered.
Biden took on Trump for saying there were ‘very fine people’ on both sides, saying that he was fighting for the ‘soul of the nation.’
The president teased a possible 2024 reelection slogan in his State of the Union address when he said multiple times it was time to let him ‘finish the job.’
In 2019, Biden hit the campaign trail almost immediately by headlining a rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – an important swing state.
Next week, however, Biden is tied down in Washington with two major formal events.
He’s hosting South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol for the second state dinner of his administration on Wednesday.
And then Saturday marks this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which the president traditionally attends.
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