The White House declined to comment on the conversation.

U.S. President Joe Biden told former head of state Barack Obama that he plans to run for the presidential election in 2024. This was reported on Tuesday by The Hill newspaper, citing sources.

“This is the latest indication that Biden is going to be re-elected for a second term,” the newspaper notes. Earlier, the current president spoke about plans to fight for the White House again at a press conference in Brussels in March.

“Biden wants to run in the election, and he clearly wants everyone to know about it,” one source said. According to him, Biden remains the representative of the Democratic Party who has the most significant chances to win the election of former U.S. President Donald Trump in the event of his nomination from the Republican Party. “Biden believes that he is the only one who can defeat Trump,” said a source familiar with the content of the conversation between Biden and Obama.

The White House declined to comment on the conversation, the newspaper notes, and one of Biden’s advisers said that the president himself had publicly stated that he was going to go for a second term.

The newspaper points out that Baden’s plans to achieve re-election may be hindered by low ratings. So, according to the latest survey conducted last week by CNBC, Biden’s activities as president are now approved by only 38% of Americans, disapprove – 53%. And only 35% of respondents approve of his economic policy. But the 2024 elections are still far away, and the situation in the economy may change, observers say.

“In addition to stormy political winds and low ratings, Biden’s age also raises questions,” the newspaper points out. Biden is now 79 years old, and at the beginning of his second term, if he wins the 2024 election, he will already be 82 years old.