President Joe Biden has said he expects to contest for the US presidential election in 2024, adding that he is confident that Vice President Kamala Harris would also be on the ticket.
Biden said this at his first press conference at the White House on Thursday.
There have been speculations that the US President may run for only one term due to his age, as he is currently 78 years. He is the oldest person to be elected president in the country’s history.
He, however, quashed all speculations that he may hand over the Democratic Party ticket in the 2024 election to his vice, Harris, insisting that he will run again for office at the age of 82.
“The answer is yes, my plan is to run for re-election. That’s my expectation,” Biden responded to a journalist’s question.
Asked if he expected his predecessor, Donald Trump, to run again, Biden cast doubt on whether “there will be a Republican Party” in 2024.
“Oh, come on. I don’t even think about — I have no idea. I have no idea if there will be a Republican Party, do you?” he said.
Biden, who recovered from a succession of personal tragedies and political setbacks over many years to win the White House, later added that he had no way of predicting what the future might hold.
“Look, I don’t know where you guys come from, man,” he added. “I’m a great respecter of fate. I’ve never been able to plan four and a half, three and a half years ahead for certain,” he said.