President Joe Biden snapped at a reporter in Ireland who asked him about his reelection plans for 2024.
The incident occurred at the Ireland West Airport Knock on Friday before Biden boarded a flight to return to the U.S.
‘I told you my plan is to run again!’ Biden barks at reporter for pressing on 2024 announcement https://t.co/drAm7CM6iu
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“No, no, no, no. I’ve already made that calculus. We’ll announce it relatively soon. But the trip here just reinforced my sense of optimism about what can be done,” the president replied when asked.
“So you’ve made a decision?” the reporter asked.
“I told you, my plan is to run again!” the president then barked back.
Q: Did the Ireland trip change your "calculus" on announcing your re-election?
Biden: "I’ve already made that calculus. We’ll announce it relatively soon."
Q: "So you’ve made a decision, you just have to announce it?"
Biden: "I told you — my plan is to run again." pic.twitter.com/xo4nW6g16P
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Biden shared his plans to run for reelection on the "TODAY Show" with Al Roker.
"I plan on running Al, but we’re not prepared to announce it yet," Biden said.
Joe Biden says he plans on running again in 2024 https://t.co/jryzQS5yrZ
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Biden, 80, would be 86 at the end of a second term if reelected president. Many have expressed concern over the president age and health during a second term.
Yet the current path appears headed toward a potential rematch of the 2020 election between Biden and former President Donald Trump. Many Democratic leaders appear content to support Trump in a rematch and expect similar results.
Among Democrats, a new contender has emerged as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. plans to announce a campaign on April 19. Labeled an anti-vaccine supporter by the left, he'll face an uphill battle that may be positioning for a spot if Biden is unable to run again.
Among Republicans, several contenders continue to emerge, including former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and last week's announcement by South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott that he is exploring a presidential campaign.
The coming weeks may see other contenders join in. Former Vice President Mike Pence, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis have all yet to announce whether they will run for the GOP nomination in 2024.