President Joe Biden often appears as if his physical and cognitive health is in decline. However, he is still making plans for 2024.
Biden ended the rumors that he could be a single-term president in a Thursday press conference by confirming that he will be running for a second term in 2024, Breitbart reported. He will be 82-years-old by then.
“The answer is yes,” Biden told a reporter who asked if he would be running again. “My plan is to run for reelection. That’s my expectation.”
President Biden: “My plan is to run for reelection. That’s my expectation.”
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The reporter framed the question by comparing Biden to former President Donald Trump, who had already set up his reelection campaign right away. “My predecessor needed to,” Biden blurted out after stumbling on his words. “My predecessor. Oh God, I miss him,” he later said, unintentionally articulating what most of the country feels when they look at Biden.
Whether he would run against former President Donald Trump was something he claimed he hadn’t thought about. “I have no idea if there will be a Republican Party,” he said. “Do you?”
The answers came during his first solo press conference Thursday. He was more than two months into his term before giving a news conference on his own. During the event, Biden appeared to lose his train of thought and had to rely on cheat sheets for facts about topics. Another sheet he used had reporters’ names and headshots apparently numbered in the order he would all on them, the New York Post reported.
Biden also relied on a three-ring binder for information but still would trail off mid-sentence. After taking about 10 questions not counting follow-ups, Biden abruptly ended the news conference.
The mainstream media will cover for him anyway, but anyone watching this news conference could see that he is having significant trouble. There’s nothing wrong with the fact that Biden is an elderly man having a hard time recalling facts or people’s names. However, it is frightening considering he’s supposed to be the president.
Many believe Vice President Kamala Harris was strategically chosen and is being groomed to take over for him before 2024 even rolls around. Judging by his performance at this press conference, she may not need to wait very long.