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United States: Joe Biden announces his candidacy for a second presidential term in 2024


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As expected, US President Joe Biden announced, on Tuesday, his candidacy for a second term in the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for November 2024. After that, the Republican Party was quick to accuse him of “detachment from reality,” considering that after he “caused one crisis after another, he considers himself worthy.” four more years.”

The anticipation phase is over, and US President Joe Biden announced Tuesday his candidacy for a second termDespite the anxiety his age, eighty years, raises.

In a video posted on Twitter, Biden said, “I am running for a second term.” For a week now, rumors have been circulating in Washington about this candidacy.

For its part, the Republican Party hastened to accuse him of “detachment from reality.”

The Republican National Committee said, “Biden is so detached from reality that after causing one crisis after another, he considers himself worthy of four more years,” warning that if he wins, “inflation will continue to skyrocket, crime rates will rise, more fentanyl will cross our open borders ( …) and American families will be worse off.”

Tuesday, April 25, marks the fourth anniversary of Democrat Joe Biden entering the previous presidential election campaign under the slogan “For the Spirit of America”, at the end of which Donald Trump was denied a second term.

If opinion polls are correct, another contest between the two men is on the horizon. The announcement of the candidacy on this date carries strong symbolism.


There is no campaign-related event on Biden’s agenda for the day.

The president is expected to speak before a union to lay out his vision on what will surely be one of the main tenets of his election campaign: how to bring “industrial jobs” back to the United States and “rebuild the middle class.”

It is noteworthy that since the beginning of the year, Biden has stressed his desire to restore “dignity” to the “forgotten” popular America, which Donald Trump knew how to win over.

And Biden believes that the statistics are on his side, as American presidents generally run and are often re-elected.

But the 80-year-old president defies historical precedent. If re-elected, he will end his second term at the age of 86.

It is reported that in November 2021 and February 2023, the president underwent medical examinations, which concluded that he was in “good health”. However, it is expected that the Democratic president, who is blamed for his many lapses, will be exposed to an escalation of Republican attacks on his mental ability.

Yet he shows extraordinary resilience, from international crises to major reforms.

His visit to Kiev, an unprecedented initiative accompanied by tight security measures, recalled his role as the architect of the Western response after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Trump, de Santis, or some other character?

Joe Biden took note, according to the polls, that the candidacy of his predecessor Donald Trump (76 years), who was charged by a court in New York, no longer aroused enthusiasm either.

The Democrat thus considers that if he defeated his Republican predecessor, the divisive figure, once, he could do so again by emphasizing his character as a good man and his unifying platform.

Anticipating the announcement of his rival, Donald Trump Monday deplored the outcome of the current president’s performance.

And a statement from the Republican billionaire included that “the five worst presidents in the history of the United States can be taken, and together they will not cause more harm than Joe Biden did to our country in just a few years.”

And there remains a major question mark about what will be Joe Biden’s chances if in November 2024 he faces a younger opponent or competition?

The name of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the 44-year-old far-right figure, is being circulated heavily. He has not announced his candidacy yet.

This will be Biden’s fourth presidential race. Before he was elected in 2020, he ran for the 1998 and 2008 elections, and each time I suffered a severe defeat. And in 2015, Biden, who was vice president at the time, and was deeply affected by the death of his eldest son, declined to run to succeed Barack Obama.

France 24/AFP

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