He responded affirmatively when asked by host David Muir if he intended to run for reelection in an interview that aired on ABC’s World News Tonight on Wednesday.
“But, look, I’m a great believer in the power of fate. My life has been interrupted numerous times by the hand of fate. If I’m in the same physical condition as I am now, if I’m in good health, I would absolutely run again “he explained.
Laughing, Biden responded, “You’re attempting to tempt me right now.” “Sure. What makes me think I wouldn’t run against Donald Trump for the Republican nomination? That will increase the likelihood of me running.”
Amid concerns about an outbreak of COVID-19 and a lack of progress on his broad economic agenda in the legislative process, Vice President Joe Biden’s approval ratings have been on a downward trend since the summer, with recent data from polling site FiveThirtyEight showing that they have stabilized in the 42 percent to 43 percent range.
Speculation about whether President Barack Obama will run for a second four-year term in the 2024 presidential election has been stoked by the president’s waning popularity. On Election Day in 2024, he will be 82 years old, which is a significant milestone in his life.
In an attempt to put an end to the rumors, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed in late November that Biden will run for president in 2024. “I believe that is his intention,” she told reporters at the time.