If you watched President Joe Biden’s press conference today — if you can even call it that given that the reporters were pre-selected, most of his answers were read from cards and Fox News wasn’t called on a single time — you’d be justified in being embarrassed by how America is being seen by the rest of the world today.
It’s truly sad — and frightening — to put on display just how incompetent our dementia-ridden, confused, frail president truly is. It’s genuinely no wonder anymore why his handlers waited so long to even do a press conference, though upon reflection, I wish they hadn’t even done one at all.
Among the many gems from today’s presser, perhaps the most technically newsworthy tidbit is that Biden essentially announced his intentions to not only run again in 2024 (when he’ll be 82 and exponentially more frail), but also that he’ll have Vice President Kamala Harris on the ticket.
Biden on 2024: “I have no idea if there will be a Republican Party, do you?” pic.twitter.com/kmTImbkTmB
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 25, 2021
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Reuters has the story:
U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday he plans to run for re-election in 2024.
Biden, 78, is the oldest person to take office as president in U.S. history and there has been speculation that he would serve only one four-year term.
“My plan is to run for re-election. That’s my expectation,” Biden told reporters at the White House.
Biden then went on to offer a bit of a hedge. Asked again about the issue, he said: “I’ve never been able to plan four-and-a-half, three-and-a-half years ahead for certain.”
Bide also said he fully expected that Vice President Kamala Harris would remain on the ticket with him.
“She’s doing a great job. She’s a great partner,” he said.
It is unusual to focus on running for re-election so early in a presidential term, but Biden’s age and the possibility that his predecessor, Republican Donald Trump, may run again, have created early speculation about the 2024 presidential field.
Biden had previously described himself as a transition figure. But had he said on Thursday that he did not plan to run again, it could have immediately made him into a kind of political lame duck at the very beginning of his presidency.
Trump took steps to start his own re-election campaign early on in 2017 shortly after taking office.
He has not said whether he plans to run again in 2024, preferring to keep fellow Republicans – some of whom are preparing to run themselves – guessing.
Biden said he had no idea if Trump would be his opponent in the next election.
“Oh come on,” he said when asked about that, questioning what the Republican Party would even look like in the coming years.
Trump disputed the results of the November election and skipped Biden’s inauguration.
Let’s all take a moment and pray that even the most progressive liberals in America wake up in time to not let something like this happen. He’s an embarrassment and a national failure, and that’s putting it kindly.
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org