President Biden intends to run for reelection in 2024, says Psaki

The confirmation comes following reports that Biden has been reassuring allies that he's planning on seeking a second term.

Updated: November 22, 2021 - 7:14pm

President Joe Biden intends to run for reelection in 2024, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday.

"That's his intention," Psaki told reporters, which confirmed reports that Biden had told advisers and staff that he was planning on running for reelection, The Hill reported.

According to The Washington Post, Biden and his closest advisers have been reassuring allies recently that he's planning on seeking a second term. That newspaper's report followed Politico's story from last week about other Democrats who might be interested in running for president if Biden declined to run again in 2024.

Although it's possible that Biden's reelection plans could change in the next two years, The Hill reported that sources close to the president say that since he took office this year, he's planning on campaigning for a second term.

Biden has seen a significant decline in poll numbers, and would be 82 years old at the beginning of a second term.