Joe Biden will run for president in 2024, but he has not officially announced it yet. The oldest US president in office confirmed Friday that he did intend to announce his candidacy for a second term, but not immediately. “My intention is…has been from the beginning to run,” the 80-year-old Democrat said in an interview with ABC News on Friday.
His wife Jill Biden told The Associated Press earlier in the day that all that remained was to decide when and where to make a campaign announcement. Asked about this interview, Joe Biden launched a witticism without confirming or denying. However, he made it clear that he was in no hurry. “There are too many other things we need to finish in the short term before I start campaigning,” he said of the reforms his administration has undertaken.
The question of age
Asked if his age had influenced his decision to run or not, he replied: “No. But it is legitimate for people to ask questions about my age. It’s completely legitimate. “All I can say is, ‘pay attention to what I’m doing,'” he added, seeming to allude to the record of his first two years in the White House.
Joe Biden would complete a possible second term at the age of 86. A medical examination conducted last week concluded that he was “vigorous” and “fit” to perform his duties.