Sunday 7 January 2024

Obama Spooked By Trump’s Political Might, Tries Course-Correcting Biden’s Campaign: Reports

 Former President Barack Obama reportedly expressed “deep concern” about former President Donald Trump‘s “political strength” heading into the heart of the 2024 election cycle.

The warning came as Obama reportedly met with President Joe Biden, his former vice president, over lunch in December and discussed Biden’s re-election campaign, “Meet The Press” moderator Kristen Welker said on Sunday. “Underscoring the urgency, one source telling me, ‘This is an all-hands-on-deck moment,'” Welker added.

Biden and Trump are both seeking a second term in the White House, and if they win their respective parties’ nominations, they could be up for a 2020 rematch in the general election. Less than a month before the caucuses and primary contests get underway, polls generally show Trump with a slight advantage. Biden is also grappling with low approval numbers and questions about his fitness to continue serving while in his 80s.

The Washington Post reported on Saturday that Obama not only got “animated” in speaking to Biden about the 2024 election but also suggested to Biden’s aides and advisers that the president’s re-election campaign needs to be given the authority to make decisions without getting clearance from the White House, whether the current leaders get empowered or new decision-makers get added.


During an interview on Sunday with Welker on NBC, Biden’s deputy campaign manager Quentin Fulks stressed that Obama and Biden’s team are “united” in opposing Trump.

“We’re going to continue to do what we need to do in order to be competitive and in order to make sure we’re growing the infrastructure that we need to win,” Fulks said. “President Obama and President Biden talk frequently, as do the campaign and former operatives from President Biden’s administration and his campaign.”

Fulks also said, “The president has been very clear that the experience he got as VP serving with President Obama has been critical to the experience that he brings to the job and what he’s been able to accomplish. But we’re united in the fact that we have to do everything we can to push back on Donald Trump and the threat that he poses to democracy.”

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