Biden’s popularity has declined in the last year amid soaring prices, accelerated violent crime in cities, and what appears to be a protracted migrant crisis at the southern border. However, his approval ratings are still higher than Trump’s, who frequently makes fun of Biden’s age because he is three years older.
President Biden exudes confidence despite Tanking Popularity Numbers
On Tuesday, US President Joe Biden said he was confident he could defeat his predecessor Donald Trump in a rematch in 2024, despite conceding that the country could go back into recession while he was in charge.
The 79-year-old Democrat was asked if he would run for a second term after the November midterm elections, and if Trump would play a role in his decision.
“I believe I can beat Donald Trump again,” Biden said, but he did not say whether he would run again in 2024.
In 2020, Biden defeated Trump in both the state-by-state “electoral college” and the popular vote. As a result, the defeated president continued to make false claims about widespread voter fraud.
Biden told reporters at a NATO summit in March that he would welcome the opportunity to face Trump again.
When asked what he would say to voters who think he is too old to run again.
Biden, “Name a president in recent history who has accomplished as much as I have in my first two years. It’s not a joke. You may not like what I’ve done, but the vast majority of Americans do “Biden replied.
Biden, “Name a president in recent history who has accomplished as much as I have in the first two years. It’s not a joke. You may not like what I’ve done, but the vast majority of Americans do “Biden replied. “So… can you do the job? And I believe I am capable of performing the task.”
Biden: “Putin a Rational Actor who Miscalculated Significantly”
CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Biden about his comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which he stated that Putin’s continued threats to use nuclear weapons were the greatest threat of “Armageddon” since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
“When people hear the word ‘Armageddon,’ they get scared,” Tapper explained. “Do you think, in any way, that talking about Putin’s possible use of nuclear weapons in public might have the opposite effect you want, making some of the mercurial European allies even more scared to stand up to Putin?”
“Well, no, I don’t think so,” the president replied. ” He can’t even keep talking about using a tactical nuclear weapon as if it’s a rational thing to do.”
Tapper began his show by asking, “Is Vladimir Putin a rational actor, or has Vladimir Putin lost his mind?” Mr. Biden, for his part, stated that he believed Putin was “a rational actor who significantly overestimated the likelihood that Russian troops would be welcomed as liberators if they invaded Ukraine
Biden Shrugs Off the Likelihood of a Recession
Biden was asked about economic concerns in light of gloomy growth projections in a wide-ranging interview that covered the Ukraine economy and Saudi-led oil production cuts that are expected to send gas prices back up.
Biden stated that a recession is unlikely, but that a “slight” downturn is possible.
“I don’t think the economy will enter a recession. If this is the case, it will be a very minor recession. In other words, we’ll go lower “he stated.
Trump, 76, took president during the longest period of economic expansion in US history. However, when the Covid-19 outbreak struck in 2020, the economy entered a recession.
Biden frequently answers media questions, but he hasn’t held many press conferences or one-on-one TV interviews.
He has become more visible in the final weeks of the midterm election campaign, going on the road to promote Democratic legislative accomplishments and criticize “MAGA Republicans,” who support former President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” AGENDA.
He made headlines in September when he told CBS that the pandemic had ended and that the US would defend Taiwan against a Chinese attack.