US President Joe Biden has made one of his first major foreign policy moves this month as he pledges to pull troops out of Afghanistan. By the end of the summer, almost all US and NATO forces in Afghanistan will have departed, and with it — the start of a reflection on the cost of the conflict, and the tens of thousands of livelihoods lost because of it. Mr Biden's domestic agenda has been mostly consumed with combatting Covid-19.
The next four years could be crucial for the future of the US, but President Biden may step down in 2024 according to insiders.
Politico spoke to Democratic Party colleagues who suggested that Mr Biden would only take on one term – but he would not admit this publicly.
A prominent adviser to Mr Biden's campaign said at the time: “If Biden is elected...he’s going to be 82 years old in four years and he won’t be running for reelection.”
They added: “This makes Biden a good transition figure. I’d love to have an election this year for the next generation of leaders, but if I have to wait four years [in order to] to get rid of Trump, I'm willing to do it.”Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Joe Biden news: Biden could step down in 2024 (Image: getty)
Joe Biden news: Biden could be succeeded by Harris (Image: getty)
Another top Biden adviser put it this way: “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.”
Many have already speculated that his Vice-President Kamala Harris could step in to lead the Democratic Party