During an interview with NPR host Rachel Martin, former Vice President Joe Biden took a jab at former President Barack Obama, saying that he “lacked” knowledge in foreign policy.
The moment came after Martin asked, “You don’t think Donald Trump has fundamentally changed how the parties talk to each other and whether or not you can cooperate?”
“Donald Trump is the reason why you need someone who knows what they’re doing. Donald Trump,” Biden stated. “Name me somebody who’s going to be able to stand on the world stage and immediately command the respect of everyone in the world. Our enemies as well as our adversaries — as well as our allies. I know all these people. This is the only reason why I’m running this time is because of my experience.”
“Well,” Martin said, “Barack Obama was able to do it, and he didn’t have very much experience at all.”
“No, that’s not true. Think about it. That’s not true. What happened was one of the reasons Barack Obama picked me as vice president is because he lacked the background in foreign policy — he’s a brilliant guy. He knew what he wanted to do. He knew how to get it done. But notice, every time we had a problem on Capitol Hill, who went up and got it fixed? Answer the question. Who went up and got it fixed? See you’re not, you know the truth,” Biden shot back.
“It’s not my job to answer the question,” Martin stated.
“I know it’s not your job to answer,” Biden said.
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It seems that Biden and Obama aren’t “best friends” like Biden once claimed. Shortly after Biden announced that he would be running for president, Obama made it clear that he would not be endorsing his former running mate.
“President Obama has long said that selecting Joe Biden as his running mate in 2008 was one of the best decisions he ever made. He relied on the Vice President’s knowledge, insight, and judgment throughout both campaigns and the entire presidency. The two forged a special bond over the last 10 years and remain close today,” the statement from Obama said at the time.
Biden tried covering himself by claiming that he asked Obama not to endorse him. “I asked President Obama not to endorse, and he doesn’t want to. Listen, we should — whoever wins this nomination should win it on their own merits,” he claimed.
According to President Trump, there is a “big secret” to why Obama is not endorsing Biden.
“How he doesn’t get President Obama to endorse him — there has to be some reason why he’s not endorsing him,” Trump said during an interview with The Hill.
“He was the vice president. They seem to have gotten along. And how President Obama’s not endorsing him is rather a big secret,” President Trump added. “Then he goes and lies and said, ‘I asked the president not to endorse me.’ Give me a break.”
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