There have been doubts for some time now about President Joe Biden running for a second term. During his first national press conference on March 25–64 days into his term–Biden indicated he planned to run for re-election. Last month, as Madeline reported, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said to reporters that it’s “his intention” to run again. And, during a Wednesday interview with ABC News’ David Muir, Biden indicated he planned to run again, but there was an “if” involved.
Pres. Biden to @DavidMuir on running for re-election and a possible rematch against Donald Trump: "Why would I not run against Donald Trump for the nominee? That’ll increase the prospect of running." t.co/TdWzae5hd3 pic.twitter.com/We8y9t0QG5
— ABC News (@ABC) December 22, 2021
“You said you would absolutely serve eight years if elected,” Muir reminded the president. “Do you plan to run for reelection?”
Biden responded with a “yes,” though there was an immediate caveat. “But look,” he continued. “I’m a great respecter of fate. Fate has intervened in my life many, many times. If I’m in the health I’m in now, if I’m in good health, then in fact I would run again.”