President BidenJoe BidenDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors On The Money — Vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses nixed Warner tests positive for breakthrough COVID-19 case 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.”
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 TrumpDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Overnight Health Care — Senators unveil pandemic prep overhaul 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.”
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.”