President Joe Biden is adamant he’ll be seeking reelection in 2024, telling critics who hope that won’t be the case to “watch me.”
Biden’s defiance comes amid exit polls from Election Day showing at least 54 percent of voters disapproving of his job as President and a further two-thirds saying they don’t want to see him run again.
When NBC’s Kristen Welker asked the President about voters who say they don’t want to see him run in 2024, Biden explained he wouldn’t be considering those opinions when he makes the decision.
Welker then followed up by asking Biden what his message would be to those two-thirds, to which Biden replied, “Watch me.”
On Wednesday (November 9) evening, during a press conference at the White House, Biden reiterated his intention to run in 2024, noting that he’d likely make the announcement early next year.
Biden also claimed that the midterm results were never going to be a consideration in his plans on whether or not to announce a 2024 bid.
But the timing of Biden’s confidence certainly is being helped by Democrats staving off a much-anticipated Republican Red Wave, which Biden described as a “good day for America.”
The President went on to elaborate that his decision on whether or not to run in 2024 would be made by his family, adding that he believes “everybody wants me to run.”
Trump is expected to make his announcement about a 2024 bid on November 15, although many think he should postpone it after the dismal performance of his endorsed candidates.