Will Joe Biden Get The Barack Obama Endorsement If He Runs For President In 2020?

As Joe Biden gets ready to launch a 2020 presidential run, one person is not endorsing him yet. Former President Obama reportedly wants new blood in the party.

Will Joe Biden Get The Barack Obama Endorsement If He Runs For President In 2020?153
source: Time Magazine

In all likelihood, Joe Biden is set to run for president in 2020 against President Donald Trump, and some of his allies are said to be frustrated that former President Barack Obama has not yet endorsed.

Not only has Mr. Obama not shown real support for a potential candidacy of his vice president, but he also appears to dismiss him with his new blood comment.

Earlier this year, Obama gave a speech while in his native Hawaii where he said it was time for “new blood” in political leadership.  

Obama was at an event benefiting his nonprofit, the Obama Foundation where he explained to his supporters and donors: “People cling to power instead of seeing the power in other people.”

He went on to say that the country has “a deficit of leadership, and we need new blood.”

Obama’s comments came as he discussed the future of the country and the  Democratic politician said his goal is to "educate and inspire the next generation of leaders so that they have the platform, the opportunity to channel their amazing energy and passion and imagination, in order to bring a whole new set of eyes and ideas and possibilities to the world."

Former First Lady Michelle Obama's husband went to deliver the same message he is known to share while campaigning for himself or other candidates.

"We are, once again, going to change the world for the better," Obama shared.

According to The Hill, Mr. Biden was not thrilled by the remark. “There's always been a fragility to their relationship,” a former administration aide went on to confirm that there were rocky moments between Obama and Biden.

Biden revealed in his book, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, that Obama was not ready to back him in 2016 if he wanted to run against Hillary Clinton.

Biden said he sat with Obama at the White House. “Mr. President, I’m not ready to make up my mind,” Biden recalls confessing to Obama. “I’m taking it one day at a time. If we do decide to go, we’ll decide in time to be viable. The president was not encouraging.”

Biden revealed that many in Obama's team did not think he was a viable candidate.
Obama has met with former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas), a rising Democratic star.

Is Obama wrong for not backing Biden?