US first lady Jill Biden gave one of the clearest indications yet Friday that President Joe Biden will seek re-election, saying in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press that “pretty much” the only thing left is to decide. the time and place of the announcement.
Although Biden has long said he intends to seek a second term, he has yet to officially do so and has struggled to dispel doubts that he is too old to continue as president. Biden would be 86 years old after a second term.
“How many times do you have to say it to be believed?” the first lady said in Nairobi, the second and final leg of her five-day tour of Africa.
“He says it’s not over,” he added. “She hasn’t finished what she started. That’s what matters”.
Biden aides have said the announcement will likely come in April, at the end of the first quarter of fundraising, around the same time former President Barack Obama launched his re-election campaign.
The first lady has long been said to be a crucial figure for Biden as he plans his future.