FLASHBACK: We Were All Told Biden Would Only Serve One Term

April 25, 2023

President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced he'll run for reelection in 2024, calling for voters to give him the chance to "finish the job." The announcement is in stark contrast to statements Biden made during the primary campaign in March 2019 that suggested he planned to serve only one term in order to pave the way for a younger generation of leaders to follow him.

"Look, I view myself as a bridge, not as anything else," Biden said in 2019. "There is an entire generation of leaders you saw stand behind me."

He later said, "I may end up, if I get elected, only having one term."

The New York Times reported in March 2019 that Biden was considering pledging to serve only one term as a way to combat concerns about his age.

Biden would be 86 years old at the end of a second term in office.

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