DONALD Trump controversially defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, making him the 45th President of the United States.
However, he was voted out shortly thereafter in 2020, making him the 11th president in history not to win re-election.
Who is the current US President?
In January 2021, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President.
He defeated Trump in electoral college 306-232 and had over 51 percent of the popular vote.
Before becoming president, Biden served as the 47th vice president under Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017 and represented Delaware in the Senate from 1973 to 2009.
Biden was born on November 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania and is a member of the Democratic Party.
He has been married to Jill Biden since 1977.
Who is the current Vice President?
Alongside Biden, Kamala Harris ran in the 2020 election.
After Biden was elected, she became the 49th vice president and made history as the first African American and first Asian American vice president.
Harris is also the highest-ranking female civil servant in history.
Before serving in the White House, she worked as an attorney.
Harris was born on October 20, 1964 in Oakland, California.
She has been married to Douglas Emhoff since 2014.
How long will Biden and Harris be in office?
Biden and Harris will seek re-election in 2024 but have the option to run again.
Under the 22nd Amendment, Presidents cannot be elected more than twice.
In June 2022, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced that Biden had plans to run again, but that could change in 2024.
When asked during a White House press briefing if he would run again, Jean-Pierre replied: “First of all, let’s backtrack for a second. I can’t talk about elections. I can’t be a political analyst from here or, you know, or the midterms or anything or including 2024.”
She continued, “As you know, the President has been asked this question many times, and he has answered it. His answer was pretty simple, yes, he is running for re-election. I can not say more .”
However, many Americans believe Biden would be too old to run for re-election, as David Axelrod, Obama’s chief strategist, told the New York Times that Biden “would be closer to 90 than 80 at the end of a second term, and that would be a big issue.”
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