White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday that President Joe Biden plans to run for reelection in 2024 despite low polling numbers and rumors concerning his health.
“Yes, that’s his intention,” Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One on the way to Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Health Concerns Abound Despite Exam
Biden’s recent physical included a neurological exam, with his doctor claiming he is fit to remain in office.
The medical exam included the surprise temporary transition of presidential powers to Vice President Kamala Harris as Biden underwent anesthesia for a colonoscopy.
.@POTUS spoke with @VP and @WHCOS at approximately 11:35am this morning. @POTUS was in good spirits and at that time resumed his duties. He will remain at Walter Reed as he completes the rest of his routine physical.
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) November 19, 2021
“Dr. Kevin O’Connor, physician to the president for the last thirteen years, released the findings of the physical exam Friday. The exam took over five hours and was conducted at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center,” HotAir reported.
Many Remain Unconvinced
Many still remain unconvinced, however, that Biden has the cognitive ability to lead the nation.
Former White House doctor and Texas Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson tweeted, “What a BIZARRE speech by Biden yesterday. He fumbled over his words, made up a story about a house burning down – he was totally LOST. Why hasn’t he had a cognitive exam? What is this White House HIDING about Biden’s health?”
What a BIZARRE speech by Biden yesterday. He fumbled over his words, made up a story about a house burning down – he was totally LOST. Why hasn’t he had a cognitive exam? What is this White House HIDING about Biden’s health?
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) November 17, 2021
Polls aren’t helping either. His recent numbers show widespread disapproval ratings at the nearly one-year mark in office.
Regardless of Biden’s plans to run for reelection, many wonder whether he will make it to 2024, and whether he will win if he does.