Joe Biden Vows to Stay in 2024 Race, Cites Divine Will

Biden reflects on achievements, sets future leadership goals.

by Nouman Rasool
Joe Biden Vows to Stay in 2024 Race, Cites Divine Will
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President Joe Biden on Wednesday dispelled any questions about whether he would run for re-election in 2024, making his intentions clear during an exclusive interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos. The primetime June 27 debate with Donald Trump accompanied the July 5 conversation.

Biden, 81, has doggedly said he's not going anywhere. When Tomaino was asked what would make him consider dropping out, he cracked a joke: A miracle. “Look, I mean if the Lord Almighty came down and said 'Joe, you should not run,' but in terms of how we were going to look at this — our concern is whether or not this would unify," Biden insisted before adding that he cannot foresee a situation where such guidance occurs.

From above: "The Lord Almighty’s not comin’ down." And the debate also included a conversation about coming up short against Trump, who is 78. Biden took a philosophical approach, speaking to his work and honesty.

That's what this is about, 'if I feel as long as I give my all and the best job that I know how to do.

Biden's Leadership Evolution

Stephanopoulos asked Biden if he thought he had changed since his inauguration. Biden offered an assessment of what he had accomplished and laid out unfinished business that would need to be the focus.

I am also the man who came up with a peace plan for the Middle East, and perhaps you will see this. I was Mr. NATO Expansion, too. Was I the guy, as a senator, who built that economy? Everything that is performed individually was a part of the mind or experiences that I went through.

He maintains, "I continued living my life," a display of his proactive leadership. Admitting that he may have been off his game at the debate because of what might be a mental weakness, likely stretching to physical feebleness, Biden explained away perceived mistakes as due to fatigue and cold.

“I was sick. I was feeling terrible. The truth is I have the doc with me, he said as a show of his health troubles at that time. But even with those obstacles, Biden is still talking about how much he can do and what his job would be.

Then, at another rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, Trump wrote this: I'm afraid I make heavy weather of the old leg-work now, he said. I don't feel as fluent in English anymore. I'm not as good at debating as I once was. But I do know what I Know, And That is How to speak The Truth!" He reiterated his commitment to transparency and integrity in his campaign.

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