The 80-year-old Joe Biden stated on Tuesday morning that he will be seeking another four year term in office, despite the fact that a great majority of Americans think he shouldn’t.
Two weeks after announcing his intention to run for office in 2024 to Al Roker of the Today Show while at an Easter Egg hunt outside the White House, President Biden used a video to make it official which he posted to his accounts on social media.
“Every generation must protect democracy at some point to protect their basic rights. I believe that this is ours,” wrote Biden.
“Because of this, I’m seeking to be re-elected as president of the U.S. Join with us. Let us finish the job.”
By the end of what could potentially be his second term in office, Biden would be 86 years old, making him the most senior president in American history.
In a survey performed by NBC News last week, 70% of Americans, which includes 51% of Dems., thought that Biden should resign and not run for office again. The president’s elderly age was highlighted as a major worry by over half of those questioned who were against his re-election.
In his presidential campaign kickoff video, President Biden asserted that the 2024 election would be an “all-out battle for the soul of America.” The movie begins with footage from Jan. 6th and addresses issues like abortion and LGBTQ rights.
Despite the Republican Party’s disagreement with such measures, Biden advised that “MAGA extremists” are trying to take away Americans’ social security benefits using images of Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, along with former President Trump—who already announced his candidacy.
Republicans and Democrat candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who has already been polling strongly in the double digits after launching his campaign, will challenge Mr. Biden in his bid for re-election.