Karine Jean-Pierre, the official spokesperson for the White House, confirmed on Monday the intentions of Democratic President Joe Biden, who intends to run for a new term in two years.
Joe Biden will he be a candidate for a new mandate in two years? For the past few weeks, rumors about his intentions have been circulating in the United States. In recent days, several elected officials and personalities of the Democratic Party have expressed reservations about a new candidacy of the outgoing president, who will celebrate his 80th birthday next November.
This Monday, it was the spokeswoman for the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre, who raised the doubt “To be clear, as the president has said on several occasions, he plans to present himself in 2024”, she wrote on Twitter, repeating her remarks to the press in the evening.
His age raises questions
This exit comes after the publication of several articles across the Atlantic on concerns within the Democratic Party about a candidacy by Biden.
Assuring “the presidency is a very trying job and the harsh reality is that the president would be closer to his 90 years than his 80 years at the end of a second mandate”, thus underlined with the New York Times David Axelrod, one of Barack Obama’s campaign strategists in 2008 and 2012.
Especially since the American people do not praise the start of Joe Biden’s presidency. Opinion polls are very rarely favorable to him and the mid-term elections scheduled for the fall could be very complicated.
Hence the reservations of several Democratic figures, including the progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “I think that [Joe Biden] has done a very good job so far (…) What if he runs again? I think that… we will look”, she said at the microphone of CNN this Sunday, without giving frank support to the outgoing president.