Biden Says He Plans on Running for 2024 Reelection, but Remains ‘Not Prepared to Announce’ Candidacy
President Joe Biden stated on Monday that he intends to run for reelection but is “not prepared” to make the announcement.
“I plan on running, Al, but we’re not prepared to announce it yet,” Biden told Al Roker of NBC during the White House Easter egg roll on Monday.
The president was responding to Roker asking to “help a brother out” by making some news and answering whether he would be “taking part” in the 2024 election after Biden teased about attending six more Easter egg rolls at the White House.
Biden, who has yet to officially launch his reelection bid, has been quietly preparing for another statement, but the clock looks to be shrinking.
Advisors initially suggested that the president would make his announcement around the time of the State of the Union address in February, and first lady Jill Biden even told the Associated Press that the president would run for another term and that there's “pretty much” nothing else to do but figure out a time and place to make the announcement.
However, according to a recent report, he may wait until the fall to declare his candidacy.