Several people took to Twitter Friday night to criticize President Biden after he tweeted that he had “never been more optimistic” about serving in the White House for two more years.
“Two years later, and I’ve never been more optimistic about America’s future,” Biden said on the two-year anniversary of his inauguration, which was January 20, 2021.
But people who responded to the post did not share the president’s enthusiasm.
“Well, that makes one of us,” one user replied.
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Comedian Tim Young chided, “Gas is up 40 cents from last month and eggs are $9.”
“You’re not even awake. Put the phone down, intern,” said another Tweet.
Another user commented, “Two years from now, I’d say the only direction you need to go right now is up.”
“Jesus takes the wheel,” said another.
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Despite the president’s optimism, he remains deeply unpopular in most polls.
Biden’s public approval rating remains near the lowest level of his presidency, with just 40% approval for his performance, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.
The president ranks slightly better in other polls, though he can’t get past the low 40s.
FiveThirtyEight’s presidential approval tracker shows the president receiving 43.4 percent of US approval.
The president’s handling of the economy, continued spending in Ukraine, the failure to secure the US-Mexico border, the continued assault on gun rights and the discovery of classified documents at his Delaware home have drawn the ire of his critics in recent months. awakened.
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The president and the White House have said Biden will run for re-election in 2024, though he has not officially announced his candidacy for re-election. Such an announcement is expected and could come as early as next month.
At 80 years old, Biden is the oldest person in US history to serve as president.
According to South Carolina Representative James Clyburn, he is unlikely to face a primary opponent if he chooses to run.
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“I’m going all in for President Biden,” Clyburn told UKTN’s Robert Costa in an interview. “I think he’s shown in these two years… that he deserves re-election. And I do believe he will be re-elected no matter who the Republicans hang.”
When asked if Biden will have an opponent in the primary, Clyburn said, “I don’t think he will, and I don’t think he should.”
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Across the proverbial aisle, former President Donald Trump has officially announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination in 2024. He is the only candidate currently in the running.
Other potential candidates include former Vice President Mike Pence, Governor Ron DeSantis, Governor Nikki Haley, Governor Larry Hogan, Mike Pompeo, Senator Ted Cruz and Governor Glen Youngkin.
UKTN News’ Chris Pandolfo contributed to this report.