Biden says ‘I plan to run’ in 2024: The president, 80, reveals his plans for Al Roker but admits ‘we’re not ready to announce it yet’ – despite mounting questions about his health and age
- Biden told NBC’s Al Roker he ‘plans’ to run in 2024 Monday morning
- The announcement came ahead of the annual White House Easter Egg Sale with Jill
- “We’re not ready to announce that yet,” he admitted to Roker.
President Joe Biden on Monday gave his strongest signal yet even though he’s running for another term in the White House — but admitted he wasn’t “ready to go public yet.”
Biden, 80, said he is ‘planning’ for re-election during an interview on The Today Show ahead of the annual White House Easter gala with Jill Biden at his side.
The president has said several times that he intends to run again in 2024, despite questions about his health and age, but has not indicated when he will officially announce his candidacy.
Rucker asked, “I was just wondering, Mr. President, are you going to be into Easter egg rolls after 2024?”
President Joe Biden has given his strongest signal yet that he is running for re-election
“Planning three or four more Easter egg rolls?” Maybe five, Biden said. maybe six. what the hell. I don’t know.’
Rucker asked him if he plans to run in 2024.
“I’m either going to be the guy who rolls the egg or the guy who pushes them out,” Biden quipped.
“I plan to run, Al,” he said, “but we’re not ready to announce it yet.”
Biden is the oldest president in history, and earlier this year his doctor declared him fit to be president.
Originally there was talk that Biden would announce his re-election campaign in February, shortly after his State of the Union address. Then the conversation was going to be in April.
But his busy schedule shows no schedule for advertising. The president leaves for Ireland on Tuesday, where he will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement and visit his ancestral land.
Joe and Jill Biden join Al Roker on the Today Show to talk about the Easter Egg Roll
Decorations for Easter egg rolls are displayed in the East Portico of the White House
Toward the end of the month, he and Jill Biden will host their second state dinner.
It’s unclear why it hasn’t been announced yet or when it will.
Biden’s approval rating averages 44% in the United States RealClearPolitics poll average.
He did not draw a serious primary competitor despite Marian Williamson and Robert Kennedy Jr. announcing bids.