Obama says Biden will run a government that ‘brings people together’



‘The thing I’ve got confidence in, Joe, is your heart and your character, and the fact that you are going to be able to reassemble the kind of government that cares about people and brings people together.’


Barack Obama

The line above came in a video of “a socially distanced conversation” between former President Barack Obama and presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

The Biden campaign posted the 17-minute video online Thursday after promoting it earlier in the week.

“For all the specific policies that we’re going to need, more than anything, it’s just that basic decency and an understanding about what’s best in America that I think people are going to be hungry for,” Obama also said.

Biden attacked President Donald Trump in the video, criticizing the Republican incumbent’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his legal effort to end Obamacare.

“I don’t understand his inability to get a sense of what people are going through. He just can’t, he can’t relate in any way,” the former vice president said.

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The conversation comes as Biden enjoys a lead in national polls focused on November’s presidential election. In a RealClearPolitics moving average of the polls as of Thursday, Biden drew support of 49.6% of voters, ahead of Trump’s 40.9%.

Obama publicly endorsed his former veep’s White House bid in mid-April after waiting to see who would emerge from a crowded field of candidates during the Democratic Party’s presidential primary.





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