First Lady Responds To Question About Biden's Potential Bid In 2024: 'Are You Not Believing This, Darling?'

Zinger Key Points
  • Biden has said he intends to run for re-election, though he often adds the caveat that he is a "great respecter of fate."
  • According to a recent poll, Biden is now the betting favorite for 2024 presidential election.  

First lady Jill Biden says that her husband and President Joe Biden intends to run for re-election in 2024 and that there's "pretty much" nothing left to do other than to decide on where the announcement will be made. 

In an interview with the Associated Press in February, the first lady said that her husband is ready to seek re-election as he believes "he's not done" and "he has not finished what he has started."    

"Are you not believing this, darling? I mean, how many times does he have to say it till you believe it?" the first lady asked, while being interviewed in Nairobi, Kenya.

When asked whether she has the deciding vote about the president's re-election plans, the first lady said, "Of course, he'll listen to me because we're a married couple." 

"He makes up his own mind, believe me," she added. 

After the interview, Biden's granddaughter Naomi Biden cheered the first lady's comments. "Preach nana," she said on Twitter.

Speaking about his wife's remarks on his potential re-election bid, President Biden said, "God love her. Look, I meant what I said, I've got other things to finish before I get into a full-blown campaign."

Also Read: Joe Biden Is Going To Like These New 2024 Election Poll Numbers — Donald Trump, Not So Much

The president has said he intends to run for re-election, though he often adds the caveat that he is a "great respecter of fate." As he considers re-election, some Democrats are asking the increasingly relevant question: How old is too old to be the president? 

Earlier in February, President Biden's doctor, Kevin O'Connor, said that the president "remains a healthy, vigorous 80-year-old male, who is fit to execute the duties of the Presidency successfully."

Former President Donald Trump was the first candidate to officially announce a run for President of the United States in the 2024 election.

Republican candidate Nikki Haley will contend with Trump in what is expected to be a crowded field for the GOP nomination.

According to a recent poll, the current president is now the betting favorite for the 2024 presidential election.  

Some elements of this story were previously reported by Benzinga and it has been updated.

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