When a journalist asked during the daily press briefing whether Biden will be a candidate to succeed himself in 2024, Psaki replied “that it is indeed his intention”. The spokeswoman did not provide further details.
Biden has seen a decline in popularity in recent months, even among Democrats. The party was shaken up after a number of Republican victories in local elections, including in Virginia.
There are also some questions about Biden’s physical preparedness. Last Friday, the 79-year-old president underwent another bowel examination, but was diagnosed by doctors as “fit for dutystated. At the time of the 2024 presidential election, Biden will be 82.