Now that Joe Biden has finally announced his 2020 campaign, one of the first questions on the minds of many was why his announcement didn’t include an endorsement from former President Obama.
Joe was asked about this and said he asked Obama not to endorse him
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Biden: I Asked Obama Not to Endorse Me
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday he had asked former President Barack Obama “not” to endorse him as he formally entered the 2020 race for the White House.
“I asked President Obama not to endorse,” he told reporters in Delaware. “And he doesn’t want to—whoever wins this nomination should win it on their own merits.”
Kate Bedingfield, a spokeswoman for Biden, had said earlier the former vice president had asked Obama “not” to endorse him in his 2020 bid, so he could make the case for change himself.
Biden officially entered the fray on Thursday, posing his candidacy as a battle with President Donald Trump for America’s soul. An Obama spokesman released an expression of support for Biden, as the two are close friends, but it was widely viewed as unlikely he would endorse, given the early stages of the primary and the crowded field.
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Are we supposed to believe this? Check out the tweets below.
Biden: “I asked President Obama not to endorse”
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) April 25, 2019
you don't know him, he goes to another school https://t.co/m6WxYACOZT
— Kevin McNamara (@KevinMPMcNamara) April 25, 2019
in other news i asked the pulitzer committee not to give me a prize this year https://t.co/tC6bYE7JtR
— Alex Roarty (@Alex_Roarty) April 25, 2019
"Actually my girlfriend lives in Canada." https://t.co/OkLgGUWKnK
— Micah Meadowcroft (@Micaheadowcroft) April 25, 2019
Biden: "When do you think you'll endorse me?"
Obama: "I think it's better [for my own sake] not to endorse you."
Biden: "I agree, I won't ask you to endorse me."
Biden: "I asked him not to endorse me" https://t.co/hUPyndMBP1
— Robert M. Cutler (@RobertMCutler) April 25, 2019
BIDEN: vote for me! I’m friends with barack obama!
VOTERS: does he endorse you?
BIDEN: here’s a photo of us on a ferris wheel!
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) April 25, 2019
Joe is not off to a great start.