Joe Biden confirms he'll run for president again in 2024

Joe Biden confirms he'll run for president again in 2024

JOE BIDEN has confirmed he will run for re-election again in 2024.

Speaking during his first press conference as President on Thursday, the 78-year-old committed to run for office again in just over three year's time.

"The answer is yes," Biden said. "My plan is to run for re-election. That's my expectation."

Should he be voted in for a second term, Biden would be 86-years-old by the time he leaves office.

While he's never specified when he would move aside after one term, some have assumed that Biden would only serve as a "transitional" president.

Back in March 2020, Biden said he was standing as president in order to wrestle power away from Donald Trump and pass it on to younger generations. 

Biden said: "Look, I view myself as a bridge, not as anything else. There’s an entire generation of leaders you saw stand behind me. They are the future of this country."

During Thursday's White House press conference, when pushed on his assertion that he'd be running again in 2024, Biden sternly told reporters: "Look, I don't know where you guys come from, man ... I am a great respecter of fate.

"I have never been able to plan for 3.5 years ahead for certain."

He was asked about the chances of once again running against Donald Trump, but Biden appeared exasperated by the question.

"I have no idea if there will be a Republican Party, do you?" He told reporters.

"The way I view things, I've become a great respecter of fate in my life. I set a goal that's front of me to get things done for the people I care most about."

According to The Hill, the situation has left Vice President Kamala Harris in a "difficult position". 

An advisor explained: "She is in the difficult position of wanting to run for president obviously but being a bit boxed out because of the whole question of whether or not Biden will run again.  

"That could cause some friction down the line."