Michelle Obama Stuns After Dropping Hint About Possible 2020 Endorsement
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Former First Lady Michelle Obama stunned many over the weekend after dropping a hint and a possible 2020 endorsement.
While speaking with CBS host Gayle King at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, Obama was asked about the crowded Democratic presidential field and which candidate she and her husband, former President Barack Obama, could support.
Her response? No one -- yet.
The former first lady said the Obamas will not endorse anyone during the Democratic primaries and will wait to see who secures the nomination.
That is significant because the current Democratic frontrunner is Joe Biden, who served as the vice president under Obama for eight years.
It's a huge deal that the Obamas are not endorsing his presidential campaign or even publicly defending him.
“Our primary focus is letting the primary process play out because it’s very early,” Obama began.
“I mean that’s one of the things that we learned in the campaign. It is early. It’s like trying to figure out who is going to win the World Series on the first seven games, I mean that’s where we are right now. It is so early and things will change,” she added.
Michelle Obama on Joe Biden-Kamala Harris dust up: "No comment" pic.twitter.com/YhYYNaJOJC— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) July 8, 2019
Biden's 2020 campaign has been nothing short of a train wreck.
Over the weekend, Biden was forced to apologize after he boasted about working with pro-segregationists during his time in the U.S. Senate.
Earlier this month, the former VP suggested starting a "real physical revolution" and using "brass knuckles" if the Republican-controlled Senate won't pass his agenda as commander-in-chief.
Before that, he found himself in hot water again for plagiarizing a slogan from Michael Avenatti, the anti-Trump lawyer who briefly flirted with a 2020 run of his own before being indicted on multiple charges.
During a rally in Iowa, Biden said: “He says, ‘let's make America great again.’ Let's make America America again.”
Avenatti has used that slogan in public at least four times in the past year.
Biden's campaign also got busted last month for copying language for his environmental plan word-for-word from environmental nonprofits without attribution.
Since he announced his 2020 run back in April, four women have come forward and accused the former vice president of inappropriately touching them and pulling them in close to rub noses.
With all of this considered, it's no wonder the Obamas have refused to defend Biden or endorse his presidential campaign.