US President Joe Biden on Thursday said he would likely seek reelection in 2024.
“My plan is to run for reelection. That’s my expectation,” Biden told reporters in a wide-ranging news conference, the first of his presidency.
The 78-year-old later pushed back against a reporter’s suggestion that his 2024 plans were definite.
“I said, ‘That is my expectation,’” Biden said. “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.”
Should he run again, Biden said he “would fully expect” to choose Vice President Kamala Harris to be his running mate again. “She’s doing a great job. She’s a great partner,” he said.
Biden seemed exasperated when asked if he expected Trump to run on the Republican side in four years.
“I don’t even think about it. I have no idea,” Biden said, suggesting that Trump may not even be part of the Republican Party.