President Joe Biden formally stated Thursday that he plans to run for reelection in 2024.
“The answer is yes, my plan is to run for reelection,” Biden said during his first solo press conference as president. “That’s my expectation.” (RELATED: Biden Kicks Off First Solo Press Conference By Declaring New Vaccine Goal: 200 Million Vaccinations In First 100 Days)
The president additionally joked that his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, formally announced his reelection campaign so early into his time in office was because he “needed it.”
Later in the briefing, Biden expressed some frustration on a followup question from CNN’s Kaitlan Collins on the subject.
“I don’t know where you guys come from, man. I’ve never been able to travel,” he stated when Collins pressed him to declare his candidacy. “I’ve never been able to plan three or four years ahead for certain.”
You can watch Biden’s entire press conference below.
This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.