President Joe Biden has informed former President Barack Obama that he intends to seek reelection in 2024, The Hill is reporting.
The news outlet attributed the information to two unnamed sources in a Tuesday report.
Biden “wants to run, and he’s clearly letting everyone know,” said one source familiar with the conversations between Biden and Obama.
The source maintained that Biden is convinced he is the most likely Democrat candidate who could defeat a possible challenge by former President Donald Trump.
“I believe he thinks he’s the only one who can beat Trump,” the source said. “I don’t think he thinks there’s anyone in the Democratic Party who can beat Trump, and that’s the biggest factor.”
The Hill noted it is uncertain when Biden and Obama discussed the 2024 race. However, the two men did have lunch together earlier in April.
The news outlet pointed to the fact that Biden has spoken publicly about the 2024 election. Last month, during a press conference in Brussels Biden said he would be “very fortunate” to run against Trump.
Biden’s reported comments to Obama came despite plunging approval ratings in the polls. Continue reading at Newsmax.