President Joe Biden, who officially announced his re-election bid more than a month ago, is slated to participate in his first 2024 election cycle campaign rally on Saturday.
He is slated to speak to union members at an event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The General Board of the AFL-CIO has voted in favor of backing the president and vice president for re-election. AFL-CIO president Liz Shuler has described Biden as “the most pro-union president in our lifetimes.”
The American Federation of Teachers has thrown its support behind the Biden-Harris ticket in the Democratic presidential primary.
“President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are the most pro-labor, pro-public education leaders our country has seen in modern history,” AFT President Randi Weingarten said, according to a press release.
Biden raised eyebrows on Friday by bizarrely saying, “God save the queen” after delivering pro-gun control remarks at an event. Biden continues to advocate for a ban on so-called assault weapons and other gun control policies.
The commander in chief, who is already the oldest president in American history, would be 86 years old by the end of a second term if he were to secure victory in the 2024 election contest. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson are challenging the incumbent president in the Democratic primary.
On the Republican side of the aisle, former President Donald Trump holds a decisive lead over the large field of GOP presidential hopefuls.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez threw his hat into the increasingly-crowded ring this week. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley are a few of the other candidates challenging Trump in the Republican primary.
Correction: The article as originally published mistakenly said Biden made the “God save the queen” remark on Thursday. He actually made the comment on Friday. The error has been corrected.
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