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Biden plans to run for reelection in 2024

President BidenJoe BidenBiden to meet with 6 GOP senators next week Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit On The Money: Five takeaways on a surprisingly poor jobs report | GOP targets jobless aid after lackluster April gain MORE said Thursday he expects to run for reelection in 2024 as speculation swirls about whether the 78-year-old president intends to only serve one term.

“My plan is to run for reelection, that’s my expectation,” Biden said.

Biden has in the past described himself as a “bridge” to a “new generation of leaders.” 

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The president was asked at his first press conference on Thursday about his future plans, with a reporter noting that by this time in his presidency, former President TrumpDonald TrumpDemocrats, activists blast reported Trump DOJ effort to get journalists' phone records Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit Trump admin got phone records of WaPo reporters covering Russia probe: report MORE had already launched a reelection campaign.

Biden laughed at the remark.

“My predecessor needed to,” Biden responded. “My predecessor, oh God I miss him.”

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Biden later appeared frustrated by a follow-up question about his election plans.

“I said that’s my expectation,” he said. “Look, I don’t understand where you guys come from. ... I’m a great respecter of fate, I’m not going to be able to plan 3 1/2 years ahead for certain.”

But he said that if he does run again, he expects Vice President Harris will be his running mate.

“I fully expect that to be the case,” Biden said. “She’s a great partner.”