Obama did everything to avoid this moment. Here are 8 things you need to know about Obama’s refusal to endorse Biden for an entire year. (reminder for Biden in case he forgets again: Obama was last president.)
“The two men spoke at least a half dozen times before Mr. Biden decided to run,” according to The New York Times, with Obama even telling Biden, “You don’t have to do this, Joe, you really don’t.”
“Obama repeatedly discouraged Joe Biden from running for the presidency to clear the path for Hillary Clinton,” according to Joe Biden.
According to The New York Times, Obama “offered every candidate his counsel,” and in December it leaked that Obama was secretly talking up Elizabeth Warren to donors behind the scenes.
“If you look at the world and look at the problems, it's usually old people, usually old men, not getting out of the way,” Obama said, arguing women are better leaders than men.
“Do you believe Joe Biden when he says that he didn’t want Obama to endorse him?” Beto O’Rourke was asked. “No,” he responded, laughing.
In March 2019, Obama summoned Biden’s top campaign advisers and told them “they needed to make sure” Biden did not “embarrass himself,” according to The New York Times.
Clinton is now a bitter, broken individual muttering about “the Russians” and “flashing videos” on the “dark web.”
What will Biden blame for his loss?