Joe Biden is not helping himself or his 2020 campaign.
During a recent interview with the New York Times, he said that a lot of people were left behind during the Obama presidency. While that may be true, it does not help Biden’s candidacy at all.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Biden concedes that under Obama ‘a lot of people were left behind’
Joe Biden said the White House under President Barack Obama, when Biden was vice president, did not do enough to address the concerns of white working-class voters in the Rust Belt.
“A lot of people were left behind,” the 2020 Democratic candidate told the New York Times when discussing the post-recession economic recovery. “In areas where people were hard hit, I don’t think we paid enough attention to their plight.”
Biden, 76, tried chalking up the disillusionment of white former Democratic voters to a messaging problem, saying Obama told him he didn’t want to take “a victory lap [because] we have so much more to do,” despite pleas the White House “explain to people how we got to where we were now and why it happened.”
In August 2016, Biden told The Atlantic one of the chief appeals of Trump was his ability to speak with the average American and the economically disadvantaged .
People reacted to this on Twitter and did not hold back:
Biden says the Obama administration left a lot of Americans behindhttps://t.co/F01KigBZgE
— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) July 23, 2019
If only there was *someone* who worked in that Administration that could’ve changed that. If we could only go back in time…
— rebel millennial (@patriotic_giant) July 23, 2019
Man it's a good thing he was in no way a part of that administration. https://t.co/fpJ8R8XBtt
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 23, 2019
He probably doesn't remember that he was.
— Shane E. Kastler (@sekastler) July 23, 2019
Should be pretty easy for Joe to distance himself from that mess. After all, he was only employed as….vice whatever.
— AC from my Cold, Dead Hands (@DavidKunca) July 23, 2019
I had a conversation with a Brooklyn Liberal today that dumped on Obama. Expect this narrative to continue to evolve the farther left they go.
— Nathanael Tolomai (@NTolomai) July 23, 2019
Was he so stoned out of his mind that he doesn’t remember that he was vice president in that administration for eight years?
— filthy trucker hat (@dirtytruckerhat) July 23, 2019
Joe is talking himself right out of the running.