For months, people have been wondering why Obama had not yet endorsed Joe Biden.
On Tuesday, Obama finally lent his support to Biden, now that he is the last man standing.
Obama also revealed that he is still completely obsessed with FOX News.
Barack Obama endorses Joe Biden for president
Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden, his two-term vice president, on Tuesday morning in the race for the White House.
“Choosing Joe to be my vice president was one of the best decisions I ever made, and he became a close friend. And I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now,” Obama said in a video posted to Twitter.
While Obama’s lengthy statement never addressed President Donald Trump by name, the remarks centered around the need for strong, principled leadership in the White House – especially in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Obama praised Biden for his efforts during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, helping “to prevent the Ebola epidemic from becoming the type of pandemic we’re seeing now.”
“Joe has the character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times and heal us through a long recovery,” Obama said.
Here’s the part about FOX News, via Mediaite:
Former President Barack Obama appears to have taken a swipe at Fox News on Tuesday in a campaign endorsement video for his former vice president and now presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden – blasting the outet as “a propaganda network with little regard for the truth.”
“So our country’s future hangs on this election. And it won’t be easy. The other side has a massive war chest,” Obama said. “The other side has a propaganda network with little regard for the truth.”
Here’s the video:
Former President Barack Obama endorses @JoeBiden for president: "I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now."
— CSPAN (@cspan) April 14, 2020
Obama just can’t stand that Democrats don’t control ALL of the media.
"We can't do this with only 95% of the media blatantly on our side." https://t.co/THVbnrXdUL
— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) April 14, 2020
In the end, this endorsement probably won’t make much of a difference.