What is taking Joe Biden so long?
President Biden on Monday said he plans on running for reelection in 2024, but he’s not yet ready to make an official announcement.
Biden spoke with NBC’s Al Roker for a “Today” show segment on the White House Easter egg roll.
“I plan on at least three or four more Easter egg rolls. Maybe five. Maybe six, what the hell? I don’t know,” Biden said with a smile.
“Are you saying that you would be taking part in our upcoming election in 2024? Help a brother out, make some news for me,” Roker said.
“I plan on running, Al, but we’re not prepared to announce it yet,” Biden responded.
The 80-year-old president has repeatedly said for months that he intends to seek a second term in the White House, but he’s yet to make any formal announcements.
The Democrat primary field is already growing. Self-help guru Marianne Williamson announced her plan to challenge President Biden last month and last week Robert F. Kennedy Jr. revealed he plans to formally announce his campaign at an event in Boston later this month.
A number of Republicans have already announced their candidacy for the 2024 presidential nomination. Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley and tech mogul Vivek Ramaswamy jumped into the race in February. Former President Donald Trump is also making this third run for the White House. Last week, former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson became the latest Republican to enter the contest.