While reflecting on America’s shifting role on the world stage President Biden said he would be “fortunate” to run against Donald Trump again in 2024. Biden made the comments during a press conference at NATO headquarters.
At the conference, Biden was asked about the chance his foreign policy efforts to align America with its allies and the collective response among NATO allies being undone by another president after the 2024 election.
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“I don’t criticize anybody for asking that question,” Biden continued. “But the next election, I’d be very fortunate if I had that same man running against me.”
Biden recounted his decision to run for president in 2020, inspired by white nationalist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017.
“When I ran this time, and I think the American press, whether they look at me favorably or unfavorably, I made a determination. No election is worth my not doing exactly what I think is the right thing. Not a joke. I’m too long in the tooth to fool with this any longer,” Biden said.
Biden added that his only focus on elections at this point is working to ensure Democrats maintain majorities in the House and Senate “so that I have the room to continue to do the things I’ve been able to do in terms of growing the economy and dealing in a rational way with American foreign policy and lead the world.”
Trump has strongly hinted at a comeback campaign in 2024 and President Biden says he plans to seek re-election as long as he remains in good health.