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Joe Biden Says He Plans To Run For Second Term As US President

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Joe Biden Says He Plans To Run For Second Term As US President

President Joe Biden has said he plans to run for a second term.

The POTUS gave his first news conference earlier today where he laid out his plans for the coming months and years.

The 78-year-old is the oldest person to take office as president in US history, which had previously prompted speculation that he would only serve one term, but he's now made it clear that he's got his eyes on a second term.

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Biden was asked by a member of the press why he was yet to formally announce his plans to run in 2024 as former president Donald Trump had shared his re-election plans by this point in his presidency.

Biden gave a bit of a cheeky response, telling the media: "My predecessor needed to. My predecessor, oh God, I miss him.

"My answer is yes, I plan to run for re-election, that is my expectation."

When pressed for further details, he was a little more cagey, adding: "I said that is my expectation.

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"Look, I don't know where you guys come from, man. I've never been able to travel, I'm a great respecter of fate - I've never been able to plan four-and-a-half, three-and-a-half years ahead for certain."

But he did confirm that he expects his Vice President Kamala Harris to stand as his running mate again.

"I would fully expect that to be the case," he said.

"She is doing a good job. She is a great partner."

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When asked if he reckons if he could be facing Donald Trump in the 2024 election, he replied: "Oh, come on. I don't even think about - I have no idea.

"I have no idea if there'll be a Republican Party - do you?"

Elsewhere in the conference, Biden said he had put all his 'focus' on dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and the economic impact of that, but added that he will now be looking at addressing other issues the country faces including gun control.

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He said: "The other problems we're talking about, immigration, the guns and the other things you mentioned, are long term problems that have been around a long time.

"And what we're going to be able to do, God willing, is now begin one at a time to focus on those as well.

"And whether it's immigration or guns or a number of other problems that have faced the country - but the fundamental problem is getting people some peace of mind."

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Topics: joe biden, US News, Politics

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