Veteran journalist and commentator Brit Hume said it is a “far cry from certain” that President Joe Biden will run for reelection in 2024, and added that, health-wise, Biden is “clearly deteriorating, he’s clearly senile.”
On Monday’s Special Report w/Brett Baier, Hume was asked about Biden’s comment that he plans to run again in 2024.
“I don’t think it’s at all clear that he intends to run again, but I do think that as a political matter, you have to say that,” replied Hume.
“Because if you suggest or hint or outright say that you’re not going to run again, that makes you instantly a lame duck,” he added. “Lame duck presidents don’t do well, their influence wanes overnight. So I think this was boilerplate in a sense, but boiler plate that had to be uttered.”
Hume continued, “I think it’s a far cry from certain he’ll run again or that he’ll be in any condition to. I think the thing we have to watch is the question of whether he serves out his first term.”
“He’s clearly deteriorating, he’s clearly senile, and his health is -- despite his doctor’s comments to the contrary,” said Hume. “When you’re falling down stairs and so on, as he did climbing the stairs to Air Force One, that’s worrisome.”