President Joe Biden told UKTN’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday that a 2023 presidential run has yet to be seen.
When asked by “60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley whether he was “determined to run again” or wait for “certain circumstances,” Biden said “it remains to be seen,” adding that it was “far too soon.” was to decide.
“Look, if I told you, I’m running again, then all of a sudden a whole bunch of things come into play that I have — requirements that I have to change and move and do,” Biden told Pelley.
When Pelley asked if the requirements Biden was referring to were election laws, Biden confirmed him.
“In terms of election laws,” Biden replied. And it’s way too early to make such a decision. I have great respect for fate.”
“My intention, as I said to start with, is that I would run again. But it’s just an intention,” the president continued. “But is it a firm decision that I will run again? That remains to be seen.”
Biden’s uncertainty about his reelection campaign is a step back from previous comments he has made, confirming with greater confidence that he would participate.
Last December, when asked by UKTN News’ David Muir whether he would run for reelection if former President Donald Trump re-runs, Biden said he would.
“Sure, why wouldn’t I go up against Donald Trump if he was the nominee? That would increase the chances of running,” Biden said in December 2021.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also told UKTN that Biden has “repeatedly said” that he is running for reelection, saying: “The president has repeatedly said he plans to run in 2024, and I will have to leave that there.”
During the “60 Minutes” segment, Biden also discussed other pertinent issues facing the country, such as inflation, COVID-19 and the presumed end of the pandemic, and the top-secret documents found in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. .
According to a poll by the UK Time News-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, Biden’s approval rating improved from a low of 36% in July to 45% in September. However, Biden is still struggling to get a majority of the public’s approval, with 53% of American adults disapproving of him, according to the same poll.