President Joe Biden issued a two-word response when asked early Wednesday morning about former President Donald Trump’s official announcement of his candidacy for the White House in 2024.
Appearing with French President Emmanual Macron at the G20 summit in Indonesia, Biden responded “not really.” Macron did not reply.
But it did not take long to get Biden’s real response.
Biden Responds To Trump Announcing His Presidential Run For 2024
Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron were asked if they had a reaction to Trump announcing his 2024 presidential bid.
“Not really,” Biden said before turning away.
Macron did not respond. https://t.co/m3fwmbJZEk
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The administration quickly posted a video on Twitter critical of Trump’s tax cuts, the unemployment rate during his administration, and his opposition to the Affordable Care Act.
The posting claimed that Trump was cozy with extremists and opposed to women’s rights. It railed on the ex-president over abortion, Jan. 6, and the economy — which is more than a little ironic.
Just an hour before Biden gave his terse answer, Trump addressed a throng of cheering supporters and a national audience at Mar-a-Lago. As expected, he announced that he is making a third attempt at the presidency.
Referring to the embattled incumbent president and the multiple failures of the administration, Trump declared that “we need a truly great leader now.”
Trump said that the nation needs the leader who wrote “The Art of the Deal.” That leader needs to bring back American jobs and return manufacturing from other countries.
He also said the leader must “bring back our military, take care of our vets.” The former president told the audience that “our vets have been abandoned.”
The White House just before Trump’s speech launched a new website touting the “accomplishments” of the Democratic president. Among them, according to the site, are legislation such as last year’s sweeping and staggeringly expensive infrastructure package.
Some Democrats quickly attempted to tie Trump’s announcement to the Georgia Senate runoff between incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker.
A Democratic donation page called Walker an “extension of Trump.”
As for the president’s plan for 2024, Biden has repeatedly asserted that he intends to run for reelection. He recently hedged, however, and the day after the midterm elections stated that it would be “ultimately a family decision.”