President Joe Biden said it's far from a sure thing whether he runs again in 2024, telling CBS' 60 Minutes it "remains to be seen" whether he'll seek a second term.
"My intention, as I said to begin with, is that I would run again. But it's just an intention,” Biden told Scott Pelley. "Is it a firm decision that I run again? That remains to be seen."
"If I were to say to you, I'm running again, all of a sudden, a whole range of things come into play," he added, referring to election laws.
BREAKING: Joe Biden Refuses to commit to 2024 run on 60 Minutes: “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.” pic.twitter.com/W5DhBCQ0i9— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 19, 2022
The president indicated that he's waiting until after the November midterms to make his decision on a 2024 run.
When asked to respond to those who say he's too old and perhaps not cognitively fit to be president, Biden - known for bungling the name of his own country, making up bizarre stories about how oil rain gave him cancer, shaking hands with the air, and needing help finding his way off a stage - responded, "Watch me."
"If you think I don’t have the energy level or the mental acuity, then that’s one thing. It’s another thing, you just watch and keep my schedule," he responded.
"The proof in the pudding is in the eating," Biden weirdly added.
When asked about his age and mental acuity, President Biden tells 60 Minutes, “Watch me. If you think I don’t have the energy level or the mental acuity, then that’s one thing. It’s another thing, you just watch and keep my schedule.” https://t.co/7SixTE3OMT pic.twitter.com/bQFTHFYzbH— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) September 19, 2022