in

US President Biden Says He Plans To Run For Re-Election At The Age Of 82

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 06: President Joe Biden speaks from the State Dining Room following the passage of the American Rescue Plan in the U.S. Senate at the White House on March 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Senate passed the bill 50-49 which will go back to the House for a final vote. Samuel Corum/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Samuel Corum / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

 

US President Joe Biden says he expects to run for a second term in office.

Loading...

The 78-year-old said this on Thursday, during his first formal media briefing since taking office in January.

Biden is the oldest president in America’s history, and will be 82 years old by 2024, when he expects to contest again.

“My plan is to run for reelection. That’s my expectation,” he said in response to a question on if he will seek reelection.

“I’m a great respecter of fate. I’ve never been able to plan four-and-a-half or three-and-a-half years ahead for certain.

“I want to change the paradigm, where we start to reward work, and not just wealth.”

On if he will run with Vice-President Kamala Harris, Biden said: “I would fully expect that to be the case. She’s doing a great job; she’s a great partner.”

Biden, whose victory didn’t sit well with Donald Trump, also took a slight dig at the former US president, saying “I miss my predecessor”.

Trump had repeatedly refused to accept the results of the presidential election, alleging that there were irregularities.

The former US president had also constituted a reelection committee in 2016, after defeating Hilary Clinton in a keenly-contested election.

This is the first time Biden has publicly addressed questions on whether he will make another run for the White House.

Loading...

Written by PH

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CAPTCHA


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Massive Ship Stuck At Egypt’s Suez Canal May Hinder Flow Of Vessels For ‘Days Or Weeks’

REVEALED: How Former FIFA President Blatter Shared $58.16m With Cronies