President Biden told Rev. Al Sharpton that he will run for reelection in 2024 during a visit to the White House that was reportedly recounted by the clergyman to his staffers.
Sharpton shared the revelation with employees of his National Action Network after meeting with the commander-in-chief earlier this month, NBC News reported on Monday.
“I’m going to do it again,” Biden told Sharpton as they posed for a photograph in the Roosevelt Room, a National Action Network official recounted Sharpton saying.
Biden, 79, met with leaders of civil rights organizations on Sept. 2, including Sharpton, the White House said in a readout from that meeting.
“The group discussed their shared commitment to advancing legislation protecting voting rights and to combatting hate-fueled violence,” the readout said.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment by The Post.
Biden has not announced officially whether he would seek a second term, and has brushed off questions that seek to get him to reveal his hand.
“Look, my intention, as I said to begin with, is that I would run again. But it’s just an intention. But is it a firm decision that I run again? That remains to be seen,” Biden said during an interview last month on CBS News’ “60 Minutes.”
“It’s much too early to make that kind of decision. I’m a great respecter of fate. And so, what I’m doing is I’m doing my job. I’m gonna do that job,” he said. “And within the timeframe that makes sense after this next election cycle here, going into next year, make a judgment on what to do.”
That interview aired two weeks after Biden hosted Sharpton in the White House.
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