Former President Barack Obama doesn't have any plans to endorse a candidate in the Democrat primary, making things awkward for his former Vice President Joe Biden.
When Biden jumped into the race in April, he insisted he didn't want Obama's blessing and claimed he called to ask him not to make the endorsement.
"I asked President Obama not to endorse me. He doesn't want to," Biden said during a trip to Delaware. "Whoever wins this nomination should win it on their own merits."
Uh huh, sure Joe.
Over the weekend it was National Best Friend Day. To mark the occasion, the Biden campaign sent out this tweet:
Happy #BestFriendsDay to my friend, @BarackObama. pic.twitter.com/JTd1t7NtyL— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 9, 2019
David Axelrod, who served as President Obama's chief campaign strategist, is asking this question:
This is a joke, right?— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) June 9, 2019
Axelrod's reaction came just two days after he questioned whether Biden has what it takes to win the White House.
"This underscores questions that people have had about whether he can go the distance," Axelrod said during an interview with CNN Friday morning about Biden's flip on the Hyde Amendment. "Last night he flipped again. So, that was a flip-flop-flip, which is never a good thing in politics and his raises questions about his performance and his own steadiness and his campaign's performance. This was not a good...geyond the issue itself, this was not a reassuring episode for the Biden campaign."
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