President Joe Biden stated that he is wasn’t sure whether or not he would be seeking re-election in 2024 in the absence of former President Donald Trump’s candidacy for a second term.
Tuesday in Massachusetts, while addressing donors at one of the fundraisers he attended, the commander-in-chief made the remark.
“If Trump wasn’t running, I’m not sure I’d be running. But we cannot let him win,” Biden said during a press pool event.
This seems to represent a departure from Biden’s position as recently as April, when he expressed confidence that the candidate would continue to run even if Trump withdrew.
There are increasing doubts regarding Biden’s fitness to run for a second term. Already the eldest president in history, Biden would conclude his second term at the age of 86.
Biden’s propensity to veer off topic during speeches, coupled with instances captured on camera of him tripping or toppling, have generated apprehension regarding his capacity to exercise effective leadership.
Trump has been marginally leading Biden in head-to-head polls conducted in recent weeks, including in battleground states, with regard to the likelihood of a confrontation during the general election.