President Joe Biden’s New Year’s resolution, conveyed with a sprinkle of humor, has stirred speculation and interpretations among reporters and media outlets. His statement was made while vacationing with family in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Responding to a reporter’s question about his resolution for the New Year, the president replied, “To come back next year,” without further elaboration on the context.
The reporter followed up if there were any other resolutions, to which he replied, “That’s the biggest one.” His vague response left room for interpretation, sparking discussions among different media platforms.
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The Washington Examiner reported that Biden was likely referring to his desire to revisit the idyllic vacation destination next year. Meanwhile, Fox News anchors on their Sunday show, “Fox & Friends,” conjectured that his statement might suggest his commitment to return to the White House post-vacation.
Pete Hegseth reportedly conjectured that Biden’s resolution could also mean his intent “to stay alive,” a view echoed by cohost Johnny Joey Jones. Adding to the speculation, Rachel Campos-Duffy referenced Obama’s reported advice to Biden “to stay alive.”
Jones additionally suggested some New Year’s resolutions for Biden, playfully including better controlling his dog and keeping his children out of trouble.
While these interpretations and comments can seem speculative and light-hearted, the president’s resolution was also taken seriously by some. Former Biden campaign manager Kate Bedingfield, spoke to CNN anchor Dana Bash about Biden’s comments.
She proposed that the best resolutions are the ones that can be kept and joked that this might be one for the president.
Despite the amusement and speculation circling his resolution, Bedingfield also acknowledged the tough road ahead for the Biden administration, suggesting anticipation of a “rocky and challenging” campaign trail in the coming years.
To sum up, President Biden’s cryptic New Year’s resolution has led to various interpretations. It became a subject of media discussion, with some viewing it as a humorous remark about his vacation spot, while others see it as a reference to his commitment to his office or, somewhat morbidly, his vow to remain alive.
As the new year unfolds, time will surely reveal the true intent behind the president’s resolution.