President Joe Biden told ABC News on Wednesday night that if ‘fate’ and ‘health’ allow, he will run for reelection in 2024.
The president told ABC’s John Muir in an interview that aired Wednesday evening that while he intends to run again, he will leave it up to ‘fate’ and his ‘health’.
Biden, now 79, is the oldest person ever to be elected as U.S. president.
Trump, now 75, would beat Biden’s record if he is elected in 2024.
Asked by Muir whether he intended on running for re-election, Biden replied: ‘Yes,’ just as his press secretary Jen Psaki has insisted.
He added: ‘I’m a great respecter of fate. Fate has intervened in my life many, many times.’
‘If I’m in the health I’m in now – I’m in good health – then, in fact, I would run again.’
Further pushed on if he would run for reelection if it meant taking on Trump again, Biden smiled, chuckled and replied: ‘You’re trying to tempt me now.’
‘Sure, why would I not run against Donald Trump if he were the nominee?’ he continued.
‘That would increase the prospect of running.’
Trump’s communication director Taylor Budowich said to Daily Mail: ‘No one has done more to make the case for Trump 2024 than Joe Biden.’
‘His policies are destroying the nation and if he did not run, his entire party would be left holding the pieces of his abject failure,’ he added. ‘The contrast of President Trump’s America First and the Democrats America Last has never been more stark.’