Barack Obama officially endorsed Joe Biden for President just a day after Senator Bernie Sanders had declared his own support and encouraged Democrats to come together and rally behind Biden. Former President Obama said, “I’m so proud to endorse Joe Biden to be president of the United States. Choosing Joe to be my vice president was one of the best decisions I ever made, and he became a good friend. And I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now.”
Mr. Obama mentioned Biden’s contributions during his administration, how Biden “was there as we rebuilt from the Great Recession and rescued the American auto industry.” He also said that he asked Biden to “implement Recovery Act which saved millions of jobs and got people back on their feet because Joe gets stuff done.”
Further, Mr. Obama said that Biden “helped him manage H1N1 and prevent the Ebola epidemic from becoming the type of pandemic we are seeing now.” He credited Biden for helping him “restore America’s standing and leadership in the world on the other threats of our time like nuclear proliferation and climate change.” Mr. Obama emphasized that Mr. Biden has the “character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times and heal us through a long recovery. The kind of leadership,” he said, “that’s guided by knowledge and experience, honesty and humility, empathy and grace — that kind of leadership doesn’t just belong in our state capitals and mayor’s offices. It belongs in the White House.” Watch the 12-minute video below:
I’m proud to endorse my friend @JoeBiden for President of the United States. Let’s go: https://t.co/maHVGRozkX— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 14, 2020
Mr. Obama also took the opportunity to wish people well. “These aren’t normal times. As we all manage our way through a pandemic unlike anything we’ve seen in a century, Michelle and I hope that you and your families are safe and well.” He added, “If you’ve lost somebody to this virus, or if someone in your life is sick, or if you’re one of the millions suffering economic hardship, please know that you’re in our prayers. Please know that you’re not alone. Because now is the time for all of us to help where we can, to be there for each other as neighbors, as co-workers and as fellow citizens.”
As of this writing, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the US is 618,481. Of these cases, a total of 26,301 resulted to deaths while 40,128 patients have so far recovered from the illness.
Too bad Obama won’t be nominated for Vice President; give the ‘orange-haired dictator wanna-be’ a coronary, lmao! I really like Biden, I had hoped he would be the nominee.
It was nice just for a a few minutes to hear how a REAL President sounds and speaks…I have forgotten!!!
At first I was totally against Biden for President because I felt like his age would be a factor. Then I realized that assisted by President Obama, he will put together a great presidential cabinet to fully assist him. Secondly, I intently listened at Trump at those Corona virus new conferences………I’m going to nice and leave by saying I’m happy the President Obama is endorsing Vice President Joe Biden to be our next President.
What a shill. Biden???? The poster child for senile dementia as a viable president? More like a placeholder for whomever is the VP
Its a little strange that we are almost back to where we were 12 years ago. The economy was a mess known as the Great Recession and many were in need of some hope. Trump is really good at propaganda since he has been a relatively successful showman for decades. I don’t know how far Obama’s endorsement will go in this election but it certainly will help against Trumps campaign. I hope Biden will be able show what presidential experience really looks like because I think the country is in need of it.
Too bad Obama did not support the RIGHT guy which is Bernie Sanders! We need a REAL man to take on the BS that’s happening in our country. NOT voting for Biden, he is NOT the right person and completely wrong for the job. It’s clear we are stuck with yet another bummed out election like back in 2016. America will be doomed for another 4 years.
I agree though. But I think Obama supports the leader that has chances to get elected.
Bingo, firstly, has this country ‘EVA’ elected a Jewish man as the pres., no. Obama’s knows this…
Except for Obama and Kennedy, nothing but WASPs …. so maybe its time for a Jewish, Gay, Black, Woman to win, budigieg actually did outstanding and has political hopes for the future!
Around the world, nobodies looking at Obama’s wht-side of his genetics (with his complexion) just the blk-side, lets be completely clear on that one, too. Me, as Dem, I choose the lessor of the two evils, since the “Independent-view” cannot get any real traction.
haha if you thing Bernie’s elect-ability (or lack there of) is because of his heritage and not that a vast majority of the US wouldn’t vote for his policies.. well.. there’s a reason he’s been a politician forever and accomplished nothing but helping to elect Trump
Being a politician and occupying the highest seat, are two different things, the closest any Jewish man has ever come that would be Barry Goldwater.
I won’t be voting for #DementiaJoe or the #Democrats this November. I’m tired of the same old corporate candidates who are beholden to the billionaire class. I’ll be voting #GreenParty again like I did in 2016
“Green Party”??? hopefully there wont be as many thrown away votes like that in 2016 …look at what we got!!!!
Who gives a rat’s behind regarding Obama endorsing Biden. If you want to see the current economic conditions continue over the next 4 years, vote for Biden. If you vote for Biden, you hereby want to see this country to go into a great depression and your morals are utterly bankrupt.
It’s already in the greatest depression because of orange faced fucker, so can’t be worse dear!
yeah china lying about a virus and causing a global pandemic really is Trump’s fault to put us down the drain.
yes Trump is dumb and the number of deaths are skyrocketing because he and his government are dumb as fuck. That includes his vice-president who has no clue about what’s happening, his son in law, his daughter. You guys are fucked because of his incompetence.
Sounds just like CNN
Sounds like more of the truth, actually.
Surrender your gay card!!
Anita, only if you are a conservative. It’s obvious you want the USA to be a socialist country. Surrender your guns and all your rights then move to Venezuela.
You can have it. This party isn’t fun anymore.
ALL, of the united states presidencies are in the back-pockets of the banking institutions, lets be clear on that. The one thing that I was immediately struck by, was how the stock market fluctuates by ‘who’ is in the white house, that should tell you some things, the money began to flow once Obama’s term was up, as result of investing in tRump. The wealthy are the ones determining the outcomes by financially means, not, the presidencies. Additionally, the wealthy were certainly not having the success of a black president in America, that’s not what the wealthy (old money) are… Read more »
I wish the nominee were Bernie Sanders, but I’ll vote for Biden. Obama’s help will be warranting against Julius Cheeser and his band of nepotist’s. How one can still cast a vote for someone playing a pandemic as if it were the Apprentice is signs of a mental disorder.
who else was he going to endorse? Biden is the only one left. Waiting this long makes it appear that he was hedging his bets, not that Biden was a viable candidate. If Bernie hadn’t taken another dive we might have had change. Or likely not, since obviously the Bernster had no desire to actually be on the ballot in November. More smoke and mirrors. Obama and Co. fiddling while Rome Berns(pun intended)
We are left with Dementia Joe and Cheeto Trump who are both controlled by corporate interests. Just more of the same.
And how exactly is Trump controlled by corporate interests? If he is, he’s doing a hell of a crappy job since he’s cutting off the import of cheap labor to these corporation. Ask the sissy running Apple!
Because the banks ‘are’ corporations, it’s called lobbying, dark-money, buying elections, etc.