First lady Jill Biden just gave what might be the clearest indications thus far that President Joe Biden will be seeking a second term in the White House, going on to tell The Associated Press in an interview on Friday that there’s “pretty much” nothing left to do but figure out the time and place to make the official announcement.
While Biden has stated for some time that he intends to run for a second term in the White House, he has not yet made the announcement official. He’s also had a rough time dispelling questions about his fitness for duty as he’s over 80-years-old. If he were to serve another term, he’d be 86 by the time he left office.
“How many times does he have to say it for you to believe it?” the first lady stated while in Nairobi, the second and last stop on her five-day trip to Africa.
She then said, “He says he’s not done. He’s not finished what he’s started. And that’s what’s important.”
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Biden aides have said an announcement is likely to come in April, after the first fundraising quarter ends, which is around the time that President Barack Obama officially launched his reelection campaign.
The first lady has long been described as a key figure in Biden’s orbit as he plans his future.
“Because I’m his wife,” she laughed.
She brushed off the question about whether she has the deciding vote on whether the president runs for reelection.
“Of course he’ll listen to me, because we’re a married couple,” she said. But, she added later, “he makes up his own mind, believe me.”
Well, there’s that, folks. It seems pretty likely Biden is going to run for reelection after all. Will we end up seeing a rematch of the 2020 presidential election between Biden and Trump? We just might.