US presidential candidate Joe Biden “won’t be running for reelection” if he wins the 2020 race, says his advisor, citing the Democratic frontrunner’s age.
An adviser to the former vice president’s campaign told Politico on Wednesday that, “If Biden is elected, he’s going to be 82 years old in four years and he won’t be running for reelection.”
The advisor was one of the four people close to the top Democrat, speaking to the news outlet about the issue.
“He’s going into this thinking, ‘I want to find a running mate I can turn things over to after four years, but if that’s not possible or doesn’t happen then I’ll run for reelection.’ But he’s not going to publicly make a one-term pledge,” another advisor said.
The Obama administration official had previously cast doubt on the possibility of a second term in case he could beat interim President Donald Trump in the next year’s vote.
“I feel good and all I can say is, ‘watch me, you’ll see,’ ” he told the AP in October. “It doesn’t mean I would run a second term. I’m not going to make that judgment at this moment.”
This is while the US president in facing a House impeachment inquiry over trying to find dirt on Biden by pressuring the Ukrainian government.
At his own rally in Pennsylvania, Trump stepped away Tuesday night from the lectern only to return shortly afterwards to the microphone and repeatedly shout, “get her out” in reference to a protester.
The woman was wearing a black knit hat and carrying a “grabbing power back” sign.
“See, these guys want to be so politically correct. Get her out… We don’t want to be politically correct,” Trump said amid a chorus of boos.