Joe Biden is finally getting the official nod from his former boss. Former President Obama has formally endorsed Biden for president. In a video release, Obama said selecting Biden to be his VP was “one of the best decisions he ever made.”
He stressed that Biden has “all the qualities the nation needs in a president right now.” And to that end, Obama vowed to campaign aggressively for Democrats, "up and down the ballot," ahead of November's elections. He also argued that the presidential election is "too important for anyone to sit out."
Biden is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee as Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign. So why’d he wait so long to ‘declare?’ Obama chose to remain neutral while the Democratic primary race was still competitive.
Not surprisingly, the Trump campaign has some thoughts about Obama’s statement. And they aren’t super polite. In a statement from Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale says Obama was left with "no other choice" after Sanders' endorsement. “Barack Obama spent much of the last five years urging Joe Biden not to run for president out of fear that he would embarrass himself,” Parscale offers. "Now that Biden is the only candidate left in the Democrat field, Obama has no other choice but to support him.”
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