US President Joe Biden is 78 years old and there is constant speculation about his health. Now he announces: He wants to run again in 2024.
US President Joe Biden plans to run for presidential election again in 2024. “I plan to run for re-election. This is my hope,” the 78-year-old president said in his first press conference after assuming office on Thursday. However, he certainly could never have planned it before. “There is a lot of respect in his fate,” said Biden.
Should he run for president again in 2024, however, he would “fully and fully expect” that Vice-President Kamala Harris would walk with him again. With these statements, Biden explicitly sought to counter the speculation that he might be retiring after just one term, as the oldest US president ever. On January 20, Democrats assumed office.
The then-President Donald Trump, who lost in the November election, indicated in his first public appearance in early March that he could run for Republican in the 2024 presidential election again.
Biden now wants to vaccinate 200 million citizens in 100 days
Biden spoke about his re-run at his first formal press conference on Thursday. There he also announced that he wanted to double his government’s vaccination target in the fight against the coronovirus epidemic. In the first 100 days of his term, 200 million vaccinations should be done. The original 100 million mark was hit last week, before the 42-day deadline.
“I know it’s ambitious, twice our original goal,” Biden said. “But no other country in the world has come close to it.”
America does not want to stay in Afghanistan for long
The US president also talked about the use of US troops in Afghanistan on Thursday. According to him, the US military will not last long in Afghanistan. In his first press conference since his swearing in on January 20, Biden said, “I don’t intend to stay there long.” Biden reiterated that it would be “strategically difficult” by his predecessor Donald Trump to meet the May 1 deadline.
He said that the withdrawal of troops should be done in a safe and orderly manner. “We will leave, the only question is when.” Asked if American troops would remain in Afghanistan for the next year as well, Biden said: “I can’t imagine that this will happen.”
He is now awaiting “news” in Brussels after talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and “important leaders in Kabul” between NATO allies and US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin.
Biden’s predecessor Donald Trump’s government promised the Taliban that American troops would withdraw by April 30. After peace talks between the government in Kabul, Biden put the deal to the test and the Taliban have so far failed. The deal, Biden said, was “probably not particularly well negotiated”.