Obama is meeting with Democrats who plan to run for president in 2020 and it’s apparently upsetting Joe Biden. There hasn’t been any official announcement from Biden about a 2020 run but many people are expecting it.
The Daily Caller reports:
OBAMA’S FLIRTATION WITH POTENTIAL 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CHALLENGERS IS UPSETTING BIDEN: REPORT
Former President Barack Obama has been reportedly upsetting his two-time running-mate Joe Biden as he meets with other potential Democratic presidential candidates.
Obama has been sitting down with prospective Democrats over the past few months as the party searches for a strong challenger to emerge to face President Donald Trump in 2020. He met with Biden as early on as June to discuss his presidential ambitions, reported Politico.
In addition to his former vice president, Obama has had one-on-one meetings with a host of other possible contenders including Democrats Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, and defeated Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. He also notably met with Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke shortly after his defeat to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz — only a week later, O’Rourke publicly revealed he was considering a presidential run despite consistently claiming he definitely will not be running for president.
Biden has not yet officially announced his candidacy, but he reignited speculation in December when he referred to himself as the “most qualified person” to take on Trump.
Biden has a rough road ahead of him if he does run. He is old, white and yesterday’s news. The Democrat base is looking for fresh faces.