Stepping on toes

US President Joe Biden announces 2024 reelection bid

United States President Joe Biden on Tuesday formally announced that he is running for reelection in the 2024 presidential elections.

Biden posted a video asking voters to give him more time to finish the job he started when took office.

He asked voters to set aside concerns about his age and another run for America’s oldest president.

The three-minute video comes on the four-year anniversary of Biden’s 2019 announcement declaring that he is running for the White House.

According to Biden, “When I ran for president four years ago, I said we’re in a battle for the soul of America, and we still are,” Biden said. “This is not a time to be complacent.

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“Every generation has a moment where they have had to stand up for democracy. To stand up for their fundamental freedoms. I believe this is ours. That’s why I’m running for re-election as president of the United States,” Biden wrote on Twitter, along with a video which was titled” Let’s Finish the Job”.

The announcement likely sets up the stage for a repeat of 2020 elections when he faced off against Donald Trump.

Biden scored several big legislative wins and faced foreign policy struggles in his first two years in office. Observers say Biden’s age makes his re-election bid difficult and a gamble for the Democratic Party.

Many Americans are concerned since a prospective second term would mean that Biden will be 86 by the end of the term.

According to reports, in recent weeks, his approval ratings stood at just 39 per cent in a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on April 19.