Trump represents a danger to democracy, says Biden

US president says he will still be running for office in 2024 if Trump doesn’t

By Reuters

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Joe Biden and Donald Trump. — AFP file
Joe Biden and Donald Trump. — AFP file

Published: Wed 26 Apr 2023, 11:11 PM

US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he may not be the only one who can beat Donald Trump in 2024, but that he knows him well, touting his familiarity with the way the former president works a day after launching his re-election bid.

“I may not be the only one, but I know him well and I know the danger he presents to our democracy,” Biden said.


Biden launched his re-election bid on Tuesday with a promise to protect American liberties from “extremists” linked to Trump and made his announcement in a video with imagery from the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol by Trump’s supporters.

Biden further clarified he would still be running for office in 2024 if Trump was not.


The president said there is more he needs to do to finish his job and position the United States so it is “economically and politically secure for a long time”.

“I think that we have to finish the job,” Biden said.



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