President Joe Biden officially announced on Tuesday that he will seek re-election, releasing a video in which he trumpets the importance of freedom.
"Every generation has a moment where they have had to stand up for democracy. To stand up for their fundamental freedoms. I believe this is ours. That's why I'm running for reelection as President of the United States. Join us. Let's finish the job," Biden tweeted.
Some people pounced on the "finish the job" language.
"Finish the job? Based on Biden's record, this sounds like a threat," Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas tweeted.
"40-year inflation, a stagnating economy, turning over Afghanistan to the Taliban, China flexing its muscles over Taiwan, chaos in the Middle East. Give him four more years, and he'll finish the job, all right," conservative commentator Ben Shapiro tweeted.
"What Joe Biden means by 'Let’s finish the job': Worsening crime rates. More economic struggles. Higher inflation. Exacerbated border crisis. America's enemies further emboldened. Increased attacks on religious liberty and our Constitutional rights. Hell no," Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas tweeted.
"Yes, Joe stands up for fundamental freedoms unless it involves the 1st or 2nd Amendment, search and seizure or the ability to exercise bodily autonomy when it comes to rejecting a dangerous and feckless vaccine. Other than that, he's ALL about freedom," country music star John Rich tweeted.
Left-wing figures, including former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and current California Gov. Gavin Newsom, expressed their support for Biden's re-election bid.
"Proud of all that @JoeBiden and his administration have accomplished these last few years. He's delivered for the American people — and he'll continue to do so once he's re-elected," Obama tweeted.
"Joe and Kamala are the best people for the job of defending our democracy, fighting for our rights, and making sure everyone has a fair shot. Join me in becoming a part of their re-election campaign, starting today," tweeted Clinton, who lost the 2016 presidential election to Trump.
If Biden secures the Democratic presidential nomination and former President Donald Trump manages to win the GOP presidential nomination, Americans could face a rematch of the 2020 presidential election during the 2024 contest.
Biden, who is currently 80, would be 86 by the end of a second term in office if he were to win the 2024 contest. Trump, who is currently 76, would be 82 by the end of a second term.
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