Obama just did something incredibly humiliating to Joe Biden.
While he has not yet given Biden any endorsement or blessing for the 2020 election in the United States, he has basically endorsed Justin Trudeau for reelection in Canada.
The Hill reports:
Obama calls on Canada to reelect Trudeau
Former President Obama called on Canadian voters to reelect Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday as Trudeau faces a tough battle marred by racial controversies.
In a tweet, the former president harkened back to his time in the White House, commenting that Trudeau was a “hard-working, effective leader” who “takes on big issues” such as climate change.
“The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term,” Obama tweeted.
The tweet from America’s first black president came after Trudeau faced a storm of criticism at home for wearing blackface on multiple occasions, a scandal that threatened to consume his reelection bid even as he faced a separate controversy involving his efforts to pressure officials to drop charges against a company based in Quebec.
See Obama’s tweet below:
I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President. He's a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change. The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 16, 2019
Does Obama have any idea how this looks to people?
Trudeau gets Obama endorsement before Biden does https://t.co/b3buQXzpzF
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) October 16, 2019
— Toronto Sun (@TheTorontoSun) October 17, 2019
Obama endorses Justin "Blackface" Trudeau but has yet to say a word about his "best friend" running in the USA.
— Mike (@MikeEm45) October 17, 2019
This is not a good look for Obama.
It doesn’t help Biden either.