Biden, 79, made the remark while posing for a photograph last month at the White House with Sharpton, who is also an MSNBC host, according to the National Action Network official.
“I’m going to do it again,” Biden reportedly said while standing with Sharpton, confirming reports from Biden allies who’ve said he will run again.
Biden made the remark after Sharpton reminded him about a conversation the two had a few months before Biden declared his 2020 candidacy, when Biden was seeking Sharpton’s endorsement, the official said.
“Biden’s the one that can say I already slayed that dragon and I’ll slay him again,” presidential historian Douglas Brinkley told Business Insider last month, echoing comments several Democrats in Congress have made.
That so-called dragon would be Donald Trump, who’s repeatedly teased another run in 2024 after losing the presidency to Biden in 2020.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.