Presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama joined forces to ramp up their attacks on President Donald Trump as the 2020 November election looms closer.
Obama and Biden Sit Down Face-To-Face
A 15-minute video unveiled on Thursday made its way through the media realm, where Obama used his celebrity-like status to stunt for Biden’s 2020 campaign. The footage showed an interview-style conversation theme to highlight Biden’s grievances against Trump. Obama talked about the former vice president’s experience and personal qualities.
I sat down with @JoeBiden to talk about the most pressing issues of our time. He's exactly the leader we need right now––with the vision, the plans, and character to move America forward.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 23, 2020
While Obama is arguable the most divisive president in United States history, the liberal pair blamed Trump for the unrest and division currently occurring in America.
Another Chance to Bash Trump Over the Coronavirus
Another popular Democrat talking point revolves around the politicized coronavirus pandemic. They both were extremely critical of President Trump’s attempts to deal with the virus.
“Can you imagine standing up when you were president and saying, ‘It’s not my responsibility, I take no responsibility’?” Biden said.
The pair was quite a spectacle where they were seen wearing masks in the video as they arrived at an office where the filming took place. They made sure to sit far apart to observe social distancing guidelines, NECN reported. With the masks off, the duo embarked on their first face-to-face interview since the coronavirus pandemic began.
The Blame Game is Strong With These Two
He brought up what he calls his inherited economic crisis and compared it to the current faltering economic situation when he took office in 2009; a financial collapse wreaked havoc on the country.
“We had to move fast, not just 100 days,” Obama said. “We had to move in the first month to get the recovery act passed.”
Biden responded: “We have got to sustain and keep people from going under forever.”
Obama Not Holding Back
Obama has been quite quiet about backing Biden and only came out to endorse Biden in April after being the last candidate still standing. Raising $7.6 million with a virtual fundraiser, Obama secured Biden a large chunk of campaign money.
The former president gave accolades to Biden about having empathy, which is what Trump lacks, according to him.
“He ran by deliberately dividing people from the moment he came down that escalator, and I think people are now going, ‘I don’t want my kid growing up that way,'” Biden said, referring back to Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Obama continued to praise Biden’s “heart and your character.” In terms of governing as a leader, Obama relayed that it “starts with being able to relate. If you can, sit down with a family and see your own family in them … then you’re going to work hard for them, and that’s always what’s motivated you.”
The election scramble is on and Democrats are not letting any opportunity slip to further their agenda. The Democrat duo’s discussion showed former President Obama’s public acceptance of his running mate.