* indicates required
Okayplayer News

To continue reading

Create a free account or sign in to unlock more free articles.

Already have an account?

By continuing, you agree to the Terms of Service and acknowledge our Privacy Policy

Joe Biden taking off sun glasses
Joe Biden taking off sun glasses
Photo Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Joe Biden is Officially Running for President Again

President Joe Biden announced in a video that he will be running for reelection in 2024, saying that we are still "in a battle for the soul of America."

President Joe Biden is coming back for four more years. On Tuesday (April 25), Biden released a 3-minute video attempting to convince Americans of another four years in the White House, also discussing his fight against Republican extremism.

“When I ran for president four years ago, I said we are in a battle for the soul of America. And we still are,” he says in the video, which opens with footage of January 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol attack. Also in the clip are images of insurrection and abortion rights activists protesting at the US Supreme Court.

“The question we are facing is whether in the years ahead we have more freedom or less freedom. More rights or fewer,” Biden, 80, continues. “I know what I want the answer to be and I think you do too. This is not a time to be complacent. That’s why I’m running for reelection.”

Biden followed the video with tweets showing that employment has progressed in the U.S., and wanting to maintain healthcare obligations to veterans.

If Biden wins the second term, he’d become the oldest person to sit in the Oval Office. The announcement also follows a NBC News poll on Sunday (April 23), where 70% of Americans, including 51% of Democrats believe that Biden should not run for reelection. During his first term, alongside Vice President Kamala Harris, Biden was able to accomplish a pandemic relief plan, helped in creating more than 6 million jobs and contrived a vaccination program that resulted in more than 200 million fully-vaccinated Americans.

Seeking their third GOP presidential nomination is Biden’s 2020 rival, the twice-impeached former president Donald Trump, who currently faces criminal charges in New York.