Earth to Joe.
President Biden appeared to walk away after being asked in a new interview if his wife, Jill Biden, wants him to run for re-election in 2024.
“I haven’t made that formal decision but it’s my intention . . . run again and we’ll have time to make that decision,” Biden Told MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart when asked if he plans to run again.
“Dr. Biden is for this? Capehart asked as a follow-up – but was met with a long, awkward silence as Biden appeared to glance down at the floor in the interview which aired Friday night.
“Mr. President -,” the interviewer finally interrupted.
“Dr. Biden thinks that — my wife thinks I, uh — we’re doing something very important,” Biden finally said.
Biden, 79, would be 86 at the end of his term if re-elected in 2024. He has not officially declared another White House race as Democrats worry about his eligibility and well-being -being mental in old age.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans — including a majority of Democrats — said they were at least “somewhat concerned” about President Biden’s mental health, according to an Issues & Insights/TIPP poll released earlier this month.
Concerns about Biden’s mental health jumped 13 points among Democrats from August following Biden’s shocking gaffe in which he tried to acknowledge a congresswoman from Indiana – forgetting that she passed away earlier this year.
Last month, a USA Today/Ipsos poll found that more than half of Democratic voters believe President Biden should not seek re-election in 2024, saying they want a party change.
In a Fox News poll released Sunday, only 33% of Americans said they would vote to re-elect Biden if the 2024 election were held today, while 54% said they would vote for another candidate.
Additionally, 56% of voters said they don’t think Biden has the “sanity” to run for president, while 40% say he does.
Biden reportedly told Reverend Al Sharpton he would run for re-election during a visit to the White House last month.
New York Post