Joe Biden Just Made This Huge Announcement At His Press Conference

When President Joe Biden gave his first press conference as president, he came prepared to talk about his administration's COVID-19 policy and gun control. We can imagine he was also prepared to talk about immigration and voter reform, or even foreign policy and the environment. But based on his response, what he wasn't prepared to address was whether he would run again in 2024.

When a reporter asked whether he would run for re-election and noted that by this point in his presidency Biden's "predecessor," Donald Trump, had already announced he would run again, Biden was a bit taken aback. "My predecessor needed to–" Biden started before breaking into laughter. He continued: "My predecessor ... oh god, I miss him" (via Twitter). From there he moved on, and did answer the question: "The answer is yes, my plan is to run for reelection. That's my expectation." 

He also noted that he planned to seek re-election with Vice President Kamala Harris by his side for a second term because, as he put it, "she's a great partner" (via USA Today).

Some on social media didn't like the question

It appears that President Joe Biden wasn't the only one exasperated by the inquiry about his plans for 2024; some on Twitter felt the same way, particularly in light of the fact that he assumed office just over two months ago. "PRESS: Enough with the dumb questions, I don't know what I am going to do next month, never mind in 2024. Ask questions that have an impact now instead of trying to CREATE a story where there is none," one Twitter user said

Another tweeted, "Why are reporters wasting time on stupid questions like this? After so much whining about not have a press conference and with so many life-and-death issues in play in the country and the world, this is what a person spends their shot on?"

A third said, "See, this is why people really hate reporters. He doesn't have his entire cabinet approved and the press are tired of covering policy and want to get back to horserace electoral coverage. Give it a rest."