Multiple U.S. media outlets reported on Thursday that U.S. President Joe Biden is considering announcing his decision to run for reelection as early as next week. Although Biden’s aides have stated that they are not aware of a final decision on timing, the announcement is expected to be made in the form of a video released to supporters. It has also been reported that Biden has chosen Chicago as the city in which he will formally become the nominee next year. However, the White House has not yet commented on these reports.
Despite being one of the oldest leaders in the world, Biden has expressed his intention to run for reelection and has said he will announce his plans “relatively soon.” His supporters, however, have expressed doubts regarding his candidacy due to his age. If he commits to another four-year term, he would be 86 at the end of it.
Currently, Biden does not face a serious threat from a Democratic challenger, even though his approval ratings in opinion surveys are low. In contrast, former U.S. President Donald Trump, who lost to Biden in the 2020 election but has refused to concede, announced in November that he would seek the party’s nomination for the 2024 presidential election. According to polls, Trump is currently the front-runner in the Republican race.
The 2024 U.S. presidential election is scheduled for November 5, 2024.