In a stunning twist during an already unusual campaign, Joe Biden appears to have bagged one of the biggest “prizes” of 2020 – his former boss, Barack Obama.
In a reversal of their 2016 relationship, it appears that Obama is now working for Biden – as a press secretary of sorts. After his Biden’s long struggle to get Obama to commit to an endorsement in the primary, it’s quite the turnaround.
White House advisor Peter Navarro made the point on national television, in a stinging rebuke of Obama’s latest attacks.
Asked during an ABC interview about Obama’s recent criticisms of President Trump, he fired back: “I’m glad Mr. Obama has a new job as Joe Biden’s press secretary… his administration was a kumbaya of incompetence.”
Navarro’s point is a crucial one. The media wants us to view Obama’s criticism of Trump through a non-partisan lens – as if Obama was an elder statesman looking mournfully on at Trump’s policies.
In reality, Obama is a partisan hack who is shilling for his old buddy Joe. Everything about his recent announcements screams partisan politics.
He’s not disinterested, public-spirited, or above the fray. Barack Obama is trying to take down Trump for the second time, just as revelations about the first time, now known as “Obamagate” are starting to tarnish his image.
It would be wise of Americans to keep that in mind when listening to the former President.