In a message to his supporters on Tuesday, President Biden expressed uncertainty about his plans for the 2024 presidential campaign if former president Donald Trump did not want to seek reelection.
Biden doubts he would have run for office if Trump hadn’t. The president made the statement during a fundraiser held at a private residence close to Boston, Massachusetts, when asked why the nation could not afford to let Trump win.
Biden made these startling remarks on his re-election campaign while restating the Democratic Party’s and his concerns about the danger that Trump would bring to American democracy if he regained the presidency.
The fact that Biden thinks he is the best choice to “stop Trump” is tone-deaf. He is currently losing in polls in a theoretical face-to-face presidential rematch.
Since the beginning of his 2020 presidential campaign in April 2019, Biden has made it a point to highlight Trump’s danger to democracy.
During the event, the president brought up Trump’s recent increased demands to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the massive health care legislation enacted by Biden as Obama’s vice president.
On Tuesday, the president headlined one of three fundraisers in the Boston region. He has begun a fundraising sprint to end the year and gather resources for his re-election campaign in 2024, which is sure to be costly.
The president responded with a “no, not now” when asked if he would withdraw from the race if Trump did.
Making his third consecutive bid for president, Trump maintains his position as the clear favorite to receive the Republican nominee.
His four indictments, which brought him historical attention as the first sitting or former president to face criminal charges, have only served to strengthen his position among Republican voters. These indictments have been filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., and in Fulton County court in Georgia, alleging that he attempted to reverse his loss in the 2020 presidential election. With the number of Republican candidates for nomination dwindling, Trump now has a commanding double-digit lead.