Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – President of the United States (US) Joe Biden plans to run for election again in 2024. This was conveyed by White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday (22/11/2021).
“That was the intention,” Psaki said as Biden flew Air Force One for Thanksgiving with US troops at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Previously, the 79-year-old President had seen a decline in his job approval rating in recent months. The drop has some Democrats wondering if Biden is not running for re-election.
Earlier this November the Democratic Party was shaken by the Republican victory in the Virginia state election and the Democrats’ narrow victory in New Jersey.
On the other hand, there are questions about the viability of Vice President Kamala Harris in 2024 should Biden decide not to run for re-election. A recent USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll found Harris earned a 28% job approval rating.
Biden recently underwent his first physical examination since taking office in January. Doctors said Biden had a stiff gait and had frequent coughs due to acid reflux. Doctors say he is healthy to serve the US people.
Biden’s political outlook appears to have been bolstered by congressional approval of a $1 trillion infrastructure plan last week. However, the US$ 2 trillion spent on social safety net packages is still being debated and has not yet been approved.