Biden Tells Al Sharpton He Plans to Run for President in 2024

President Biden told activist Al Sharpton that he plans to run again in 2024.

QUICK FACTS:
  • During a meeting with Al Sharpton and other leaders of black civil rights groups at the White House last month, Biden reportedly told him he would run as the presidential nominee again in 2024.
  • An official with Sharpton’s National Action Network informed NBC of Biden’s remarks.
  • “I’m going to do it again. I’m going,” Biden told the activist.
BIDEN DURING 60 MINUTES INTERVIEW ON HIS 2024 PLANS:

“Look, my intention, as I said to begin with, is that I would run again,” Biden said. “But it’s just an intention. But is it a firm decision that I run again? That remains to be seen.”

BACKGROUND:
  • The President’s prospective run may not fare well with the majority of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, as a poll revealed last month that voters prefer a candidate other than Biden to be the 2024 nominee.
  • “Looking two years off, just 35 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents favor Biden for the 2024 nomination; 56 percent want the party to pick someone else,” a news release stated last week.
  • Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Democrats will “lose” the midterms if the election is a referendum on President Biden. “If it is a referendum on the president, they will lose, and they know that,” Psaki said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” last month. “They also know that crime is a huge vulnerability for Democrats – I would say one of the biggest vulnerabilities.”