Politico has a new piece out on the 2024 race, arguing that both “Joe Biden and Donald Trump are likely to run again, but neither is inclined to take the plunge first”:

But buried in the report is an explanation as to why aides have President Biden use the fake White House stage in the Old Executive Office Building instead of, you know, the Oval Office. Hint: it’s as bad as you imagined:

That’s right! His aides have him use the fake White House because they can’t “permanently” place a teleprompter in the Oval Office:

From Politico:

A bone he broke in his foot while playing with his dog in late November 2020 still occasionally bothers Biden, resulting in a slower and shorter gait. And the White House has largely abandoned using the Oval Office for press events in part because it can’t be permanently equipped with a teleprompter; Biden aides prefer the fake White House stage built in the Old Executive Office Building next door for events, sacrificing some of the power of the historic backdrop in favor of an otherwise sterile room that was outfitted with an easily read teleprompter screen.

They can’t risk the president actually going off script, can they? Here’s the reaction from the House GOP:

Reminder: Joe Biden will be “nearly 82” on election day 2024:

Politico also reported that “some Trump allies believe he may ultimately opt against a run, either for health reasons or, if Biden’s poll numbers rebound, because he doesn’t want to risk a second loss – even though he has yet to acknowledge the first defeat”:

Who wants to tell team Biden that 2024 will be a lot different than 2020?

And now, we wait . . . for both sides to decide:


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