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The 2024 reelection campaign for President Joe Biden has begun

The announcement that US President Joe Biden will compete for re-election in 2024 opens the door for a potential rematch with Donald Trump.

The Democrat announced his candidacy in a video on Tuesday, as was to be expected, for a second four-year term.

He stated that rights and liberties were in jeopardy at this crucial time. “This is not the time to be complacent,” he declared. That is the reason I’m running.

He will once more be running alongside Vice President Kamala Harris, 58.

As the oldest president in US history at the age of 80, Mr. Biden will undoubtedly be questioned about his age throughout the campaign. After serving a second full term, in 2029, he would be 86 years old.

“It’s legitimate for people to raise issues about my age,” he said earlier this year. “And the only thing I can say is, watch me.”

In the 2020 presidential election, Mr. Biden defeated Mr. Trump by promising to “restore the soul of the United States”.

“When I ran for president four years ago, I said we are in a battle for the soul of America – and we still are,” Mr. Biden said in the three-minute announcement video, which features the president meeting a wide range of Americans.

The attack on the US Capitol in 2021, when Trump supporters stormed the building in an effort to reverse his loss to Mr. Biden, is also seen in the video.

Trump has already announced his presidential campaign, increasing the likelihood that the two candidates will square off on November 5, 2024. Though Mr. Trump faces opposition from the likes of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, they are seen as favorites to win their nominations.

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