Thursday 24 November 2022 03:32 PM Biden thinks he's the only Democrat candidate who can 'slay' Donald Trump trends now
Joe Biden sees himself as the only Democrat who can 'slay' Donald Trump in the 2024 election, a thought likely on the mind of the Biden family as they debate whether Biden should pursue a second term.
Biden regularly reminds people he is the only person who has beaten Trump, and he remains confident that he is the Democrat who can do it again, The New York Times reported.
The former president announced last week he will run for the presidency again. But first Trump will have to win the Republican nomination. While he has no announced competition, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is leading the list of those likely to take him on.
Biden, meanwhile, is weighing his next move with insiders saying he's more likely to run again if Trump is on the GOP ticket.
'Why would he get out now?' presidential historian Douglas Brinkley told Politico of Biden. 'He has no clear successor and what matters here is Trump. Joe Biden is seen as the Donald Trump slayer and many Democrats think he can do it again.'
'He was not my first or second choice for president, but I am a convert,' Rep. Pramila Jayapal, head of the Progressive Caucus, said of the president. 'I never thought I would say this, but I believe he should run for another term and finish this agenda we laid out.'
Joe Biden sees himself as the only Democrat who can 'slay' Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election
Donald Trump announced last week he will run for president again
Biden has said it's his 'intention' to run again.
He, first lady Jill Biden and their children Hunter and Ashley are spending Thanksgiving together on Nantucket, where one of the topics of conversation will be whether or not Biden should run for the White House again.
'I hope Jill and I get a little time to actually sneak away for a week around — between Christmas and Thanksgiving,' he said earlier this year about conversations the faimly is having.
'And my guess is it would be early next year we make that judgment,' he added.
Meanwhile, mulitple Democrats told CNN that they are more confident than ever that Biden is their best bet to beat Trump, who announced last week he is running for president again.
Democrats did better than expected in the midterm election. They held onto the Senate and Republicans barely won a majority in the House instead of getting a red wave of seats as predicted.
'This victory belongs to Joe Biden,' Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said on NBC's Meet the Press after that election.
Biden, whose approval rating averages in the low-40s, has been