Joe Biden has become an open embarrassment for the Democratic Party.
But he doesn’t want to be quietly pushed to the side.
Joe Biden had a message for Barack Obama that sent him into a complete panic.
When President Joe Biden went out to greet the crowd at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll he was quickly whisked away by the Easter Bunny when he started mumbling about Afghanistan.
He is barely able to put together a coherent sentence and his interactions with the public are carefully monitored by his staff yet he is reportedly planning to run again for reelection in 2024.
The Hill reported on Tuesday that two sources confirmed that Biden has told former President Barack Obama that he will run again because he’s the only candidate who can beat former President Donald Trump.
“[Biden] wants to run and he’s clearly letting everyone know,” one of The Hill’s sources told the D.C.-based outlet.
“I believe he thinks he’s the only one who can beat Trump. I don’t think he thinks there’s anyone in the Democratic Party who can beat Trump and that’s the biggest factor,” the source added.
The Hill noted that many times in the past Biden has stated his inclination to run again.
In December, he told ABC’s David Muir that he is a “great respecter of fate,” while adding, “Fate has intervened in my life many, many times. If I’m in the health I am in now, if I’m in good health, then in fact I would run again.”
When Muir asked about potentially facing Trump again, Biden responded, “You’re trying to tempt me now.
“Sure. Why would I not run against Donald Trump if he were the nominee,” he added. “That would increase the prospect of running.”
But polls show that Biden isn’t popular with the American public.
A poll from Quinnipiac University “found that Biden’s approval had sunk to a new low of 38% overall, with 53% disapproval.”
Regarding the economy, “just 35% of voters approved of Biden’s handling of the economy, while 60% disapproved.” On the foreign policy Biden only does slightly better with just 40% of respondents approving of his handling of the Russian invasion, while 49% disapproved.
A Harvard/CAPS poll released in late March reported that Trump would beat Biden by a 47% to 41% margin had the election been held when the poll was conducted.
However Trump did even better against Biden’s veep, Kamala Harris; the 45th president would trounce her 49% to 38%. Twelve percent of voters remain undecided, Harvard/CAPS noted.
Despite the numbers, while in Europe, Biden told reporters that he would be “very fortunate if I had that same man running against me,” in reference to Trump.
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