According to the Rev. Al Sharpton, President Biden told him last month that he will run again in 2024.
Sharpton claimed Biden told him his intentions at the White House in September.
“I’m going to do it again,” Sharpton’s National Action Network reported Biden told Sharpton. “I’m going.”
Biden had not publicly committed to running for re-election in 2024; Sharpton has claimed he was one of the first people to know Biden would run in 2020.
In an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” that was aired on September 18, CBS’ Scott Pelley probed Biden as to whether he would run in 2020, saying, “You say that it’s much too early to make that decision. I take it the decision has not been made in your own head.”
“Look, my intention as I said to begin with is that I would run again,” Biden replied. “But it’s just an intention. But is it a firm decision that I run again? That remains to be seen.”
A new poll from EWTN News and RealClear Opinion Research released on Tuesday revealed over 58% of likely Catholic voters do not want Biden to run again. Only 17% of white Catholic and 28% of Hispanic Catholics thought Biden should seek reelection.
A Washington Post/ABC News poll in late September asked voters who “leaned Democrat” “Would you like the Democratic party to nominate Biden to run for president in 2024, or would you like the Democratic Party to nominate someone other than Biden as its canddate for president?”
56% of respondents said they would prefer someone else.
Ignoring polls showing Americans are fed-up with him, in mid-July President Biden snapped at a reporter who pointed out even Democrats don’t want him to run for re-election, “They want me to run.”
A New York Times/Siena College poll released that week showed that although 92% of Democratic voters would vote for him in 2024, 64% of them preferred someone other than Biden to run. Only 26% of Democratic voters wanted Biden to run again.
At the end of a garden party at the White House, a reporter asked Biden, “What’s your message to Democrats who don’t want you to run again?”
“They want me to run,” Biden bristled, prompting the reporter to fire back, “Two-thirds say they don’t.”
“Read the polls. Read the polls, Jack,” Biden snapped. “You guys are all the same.”
Undeterred, the reporter pressed, “A majority of Democrats say they don’t want you to run in 2024.”
“92 percent said I did. They’d vote for me,” Biden retorted, according to The Daily Mail.