Try Not To Laugh At The White House's Big Announcement
I almost spit out my coffee when the White House Press Secretary Jean-Pierre gave a straight answer after a reporter asked if Biden planned to run for re-election.
"He has — first of all, let’s — let’s reset for a second. I cannot talk about elections. I cannot be a political analyst from here or — you know, or the midterms or anything like that, or including 2024," Jean-Pierre muddled out.
She continued, "The President, as you know, has been asked that question many times, and he has answered it. His answer has been pretty simple, which is: Yes, he’s running for reelection. I’m — I can’t say more than that."
Earlier Jean-Pierre was touting that Biden has had 'historic' job growth. A reporter stole the wind out of her sails by asking, "didn’t it also lead to historic inflation?"
On Sunday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was asked whether she plans to support President Joe Biden for reelection, something the White House has said he intends to pursue. But the New York congresswoman wasn’t quite ready to commit. “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,” she told CNN.
“I think if the president has a vision, then that’s something certainly we’re all willing to entertain and examine when the time comes,” she added, “but right now, we need to focus on winning a majority instead of a presidential election,” referring to the upcoming midterm elections, in which Republicans are expected to regain control over the House and potentially the Senate.
A survey conducted by SSRS for CNN Back in February found that 51% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters do not want to see Biden run again in 2024. Just 45% say they would support Biden on another run. Now polls show Biden rocking a historic all-time low approval rating and Democrats are scrambling to distance themselves from his failures.