Biden: ‘I Believe I Can Beat Donald Trump Again’

During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, President Joe Biden claimed that he will “beat” former President Donald Trump ”again” — noting that he plans to make the decision about whether he will run for reelection in 2024 after the upcoming midterm elections.

“I just think there’s, you know, it’s a matter of has anybody done more in the first two years of their administration?” the president said. “For a guy, they’ve been saying this about my age since I began to run.”

Biden then bizarrely offered to work out with Tapper, stating: “So, you know, you can come work out with me in the morning.”

“Anytime, anytime,” the CNN anchor responded.

Tapper then asked Biden what he called “the big question” about whether he will announce his intention to run for reelection.

“The big question, of course, is when you’re going to make an official announcement for the 2024 re-election. Do you think you’ll make a decision before the end of the year?” the CNN host asked.

“Well, look, I’m not going to make this about my decision,” Biden replied. “I’m going to make this about this off-year election. After that’s done in November, then I’ll be in the process of deciding.”

Tapper then asked the president about his potential rematch with Trump.

“Is one of the calculations that you think you’re the only one who can beat Donald Trump?” he asked.

“I believe I can beat Donald Trump again,” Biden said.

Tapper then concluded the interview without pressing the president about how he plans to beat Trump, saying: “All right, Mr. President, thank you so much for your time today.”

This isn’t the first time Biden was asked about his plans for 2024. During an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” back in September, the president said it was “too early” to make the decision about reelection.

“It’s much too early to make that kind of decision,” Biden said. “I’m a great respecter of fate. And so what I’m doing is I’m doing my job. I’m going to do that job. And within the timeframe that makes sense after this next election cycle here, going into next year, make a judgment on what to do.”

“Look, my intention, as I said, to begin with, is that I would run again,” he added. “But it’s just an intention. But is it a firm decision that I run again? That remains to be seen.”

Meanwhile, even members of Biden’s own party have stated that they don’t want him to run again. According to an ABC/Washington Post poll in September, only 35% of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents favor Biden for the 2024 nomination, while 56% of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents want the Democrat Party to find someone else to run.

Breitbart News also reported that only 39% approve of the president’s job performance, while 53% disapprove.

Many believe that Biden would have a difficult time running for reelection, considering his low approval rating and his age, along with the current state of the economy under his leadership. Americans have faced the worst inflation in 40 years, a supply chain crisis and skyrocketing gas prices under the Biden administration.