January 19, 2022, 2:13

Biden tells ABC’s David Muir ‘yes’ he’ll run again, Trump rematch would ‘increase the prospect’

Biden tells ABC’s David Muir ‘yes’ he’ll run again, Trump rematch would ‘increase the prospect’

President Joe Biden said Wednesday in an exclusive interview with ABC “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir that, “yes,” he planned to run again in 2024 — and if his predecessor, Donald Trump, runs, then it would “increase the prospect” even more.

“Do you plan to run for reelection?” Muir asked Biden during a sit-down interview at the White House.

“Yes,” the president replied. “But look, I’m a great respecter of fate. Fate has intervened in my life many many times. If I’m in the health I’m in now — from a good health. And, in fact, I would run again.”

You can watch more of David Muir’s full interview with President Joe Biden on ABC’s World News Tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET

ABC NewsPresident Joe Biden is interviewed by ABC’s David Muir, Dec. 22, 2021, at the White House, in Washington, D.C.

“And if that means a rematch against Donald Trump?” Muir asked. Trump, who served only one term, is eligible to run again in 2024.

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“You’re trying to tempt me now,” Biden said, laughing. “Sure. Why would I not run against Donald Trump for the nominee? That’ll increase the prospect of running.”

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Biden, at age 78, became the oldest person sworn in as president when he took office earlier this year, and questions about whether he would seek a second term have followed him throughout his presidency.

With Biden’s popularity sagging, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters last month that Biden did intend to run again.

Last year before the election, Biden had told Muir he “absolutely” planned on being president for eight years if elected.

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