Joe Biden’s last boss, Barack Obama, gladly comes to help him with voters against a guy who succeeded him …..
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. joined forces with his top surrogate Thursday morning, releasing a video of a conversation with former President Barack Obama that cast the current occupant of the White House as unworthy and Mr. Biden as the perfect leader to replace him.
Mr. Biden and Mr. Obama covered several topics in the wide-ranging, 15 minute conversation, including President Trump’s faltering response to the coronavirus pandemic, health care, economic recovery, police brutality and presidential leadership.
The conversation, recorded at Mr. Obama’s Washington, D.C. office, was “socially distanced,” as Mr. Biden continues to contrast himself with Mr. Trump, who has only halfheartedly embraced coronavirus mitigation tactics such as wearing face masks and staying six feet away from another person. Mr. Biden and his former boss entered the office wearing masks, as the former vice president continues to diverge with Mr. Trump on that issue, then the two men sat in chairs across a room, not wearing masks, as they discussed how Mr. Biden would govern as president.
The video, coming at a time when Mr. Biden is leading Mr. Trump in the polls, was part interview and part political layup, with Mr. Obama teeing up Mr. Biden to talk about current events in the lens in which he was most comfortable. The two men repeatedly circled back to Mr. Trump, drawing a contrast with how Mr. Obama’s administration — and Mr. Biden’s potential White House — would handle situations differently than the incumbent….
image…Barack Obama and Joe Biden in 2009…..Shutterstock