Several media outlets said on Thursday that US President Joe Biden may announce his candidacy for re-election in 2024 next week.
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According to the Washington Post and CNN in particular, citing anonymous sources, Joe Biden should launch his presidential campaign by posting a video.
And so the Washington Post provided the date of Tuesday, April 25, which coincides with its 2019 announcement, when it joined the race to beat incumbent President Donald Trump.
The newspaper stresses, however, that the plans of the Biden team have not ended and that the announcement may be postponed.
Joe Biden is the oldest president in US history at the age of 80, and he will be 86 at the end of a hypothetical second term.
His main opponent on the Republican side at the moment is none other than Donald Trump, opening up the possibility of a rematch in the 2020 election, which has exposed the country’s worsening political fault lines.
In 2019, Joe Biden has already announced his candidacy via video. If many initially saw him as a “was,” out of the political world since the end of his term as Barack Obama’s vice president, the former Delaware senator won the Democratic nomination before his victory over Donald Trump.
Joe Biden has already hinted on several occasions that he will run for re-election, including during his trip to Ireland last week, when he said, “I told you I was planning to run again.”
However, Joe Biden’s supporters have indicated that he does not see an urgency to formalize his entry into the race.
Republicans will have to face a divisive nomination battle among themselves, while the incumbent takes advantage of the absence of the major Democratic candidates facing him.