It took Bernie Sanders dropping out of the race to make it happen, but former President Barack Obama has finally endorsed his former Vice President Joe Biden for president.
After Obama made his announcement, the Trump campaign went nuclear, stating that Biden will embarrass both the former president and the Democratic Party in the general election, the Washington Examiner reported.
Obama finally caves
Barack Obama had been adamant all along that he would allow the Democrat primary to play out before endorsing any one candidate.
He may have stayed true to his word on that front, but reports are now blowing up all over the internet regarding the role Obama played in securing the nomination for Joe Biden.
Now that Biden is the only man standing, Barack Obama finally put his stamp of approval on the campaign in an announcement on Tuesday.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 14, 2020
Trump camp lashes out
There is simply no way President Trump was going to allow that endorsement to steal his news cycle — and predictably, Trump fired out an attack in response.
Trump stated last week: “I don’t know why President Obama hasn’t supported Joe Biden a long time ago. There’s something he feels is wrong. He knows something that you don’t know, that I think I know. But you don’t know. I’m sure he’s got to come out at some point because he certainly doesn’t want to see me for four more years.”
President Trump’s campaign sniped after Obama finally endorsed Biden that he had “no other choice.”
“Barack Obama spent much of the last five years urging Joe Biden not to run for president out of fear that he would embarrass himself,” Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said, according to the Examiner. “Now that Biden is the only candidate left in the Democrat field, Obama has no other choice but to support him. Even Bernie Sanders beat him to it. Obama was right in the first place: Biden is a bad candidate who will embarrass himself and his party. President Trump will destroy him.”
This is probably very kind compared to what we will see in the coming months. The Trump campaign is already preparing to mount a relentless attack against Biden post-crisis based on Biden’s deteriorating mental acuity.
Trump will provoke Biden at every opportunity. It will certainly be a sight to see.