President Biden revealed his New Year’s resolution for 2024 while on vacation in St. Croix in the Virgin Islands over the weekend. According to The New York Times, the president and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden were dining at a local restaurant when Biden shared his resolution with reporters.
His goal? “To come back next year.” While some may see this as a lighthearted and optimistic resolution, others are taking it as a sign that Biden is preparing for what is expected to be a competitive election year.
Biden just wants to live another year 🤣🤣🤣
Reporter: “What’s your New Year’s resolution, sir?”
BIDEN: To come back next year.”
Reporter: “Anything else?”
BIDEN: “That’s the biggest one.”
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) January 2, 2024
Biden’s remarks come amid several recent polls showing him trailing former President Donald Trump in key swing states as well as in hypothetical general election match-ups. A Wall Street Journal poll conducted towards the end of November and into early December found that Trump was ahead of Biden 47% to 43% in a hypothetical general election with just the two candidates on the ballot. Additionally, in a hypothetical match-up that included five independent candidates, Trump came out ahead of Biden 37% to 31%.
While vacationing in St. Croix, the Bidens attended a mass on Saturday and taped an interview with Ryan Seacrest for ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” However, the president’s remarks about his resolution stole the show. Despite facing criticism from Republicans for taking a vacation amid the ongoing crisis at the southern border, Biden seemed focused on his goal of returning to the White House next year.
I think Biden is literally on vacation 24/7 whether at the beach or in the White House … someone else is steering this ship and it’s not him https://t.co/1tCTyrBbtu
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) January 3, 2024
Biden’s former communications director Kate Bedingfield commented on his resolution on CNN’s “State of the Union.” She acknowledged that the 2024 campaign would be “rocky and challenging” but expressed confidence that the Biden camp has opportunities to chart a beneficial course. However, conservative CNN political analyst Scott Jennings had a different take. He joked that he only bets on horses, not politicians, and that “the president is not looking too good in the barn” at the moment.
Ryan Seacrest asks Joe Biden what he has been eating.
Biden: “I’ve been eating everything that’s put in front of me! I’ve eaten pasta, which I love. Eaten a lot of chicken, chicken parmesan…”
Then Jill Biden has to remind Joe: “And ice cream!”
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 1, 2024
The president’s comment about coming back next year may also be seen as a response to criticism from many Republicans about his handling of the border crisis. Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Ala., the chairman of the House GOP Policy Committee, told Fox News Digital that “President Biden’s entire presidency has been a vacation from reality” and pointed out the staggering number of illegal immigrants encountered at the border.
Between an economy in decline and bad ratings, it’s no wonder CNN’s Anderson Cooper is taking shots on live television.
In a new poll only 14% of Americans believe President Biden’s economic policies have helped them. This comes as Biden joined Ryan Seacrest on New Year’s Eve… pic.twitter.com/Wpku0J6Bjm
— Kat Cammack (@Kat_Cammack) January 3, 2024