'Don't underestimate Joe's ability to f*** things up': Obama has shared private doubts about Biden's 2020 chances 1
‘Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f*** things up’: Obama has shared private doubts about Biden’s 2020 chances

Barack Obama is sharing doubts about the ability of his former Vice President Joe Biden to win the 2020 presidential election, according to a new report.

This is not Good for Joe Biden to have quotes like this from Obama.

According to this: Tensions linger between the camps with the VP determined to prove the naysayers wrong after Obama backed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as his successor in 2016, Politico states.

While the former President has publicly backed Biden – albeit late in the day – he is said to be warning his inner circle that he may not be fit for office.

‘Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f**k things up,’ Obama has cautioned, according to one Democrat who spoke to Politico.

The former president allegedly told one former Democratic candidate that he was struggling to understand voters in the likes of Iowa.

‘And you know who really doesn’t have it? Joe Biden,’ they said he added.

Yet, Biden has pushed ahead despite knowing that Obama may feel he is not the right person for the job and disagrees with his governing style.

Obama is said to have viewed himself and Clinton as the ones that do ‘the reading’.

‘In Situation Room meetings, she had the thickest binder and had read it three times,’ one Clinton aide told Politico.

While in office, young Obama aides are reported to have dismissed Biden, even ‘eye-rolling’ when the VP would begin speaking, while former members of the administrations have also treated Biden dismissively in their memoirs.

‘In the Situation Room, Biden could be something of an unguided missile,’ Ben Rhodes, Obama’s former deputy national security adviser, wrote.

Former FBI Director James Comey also said that ‘Obama would have a series of exchanges heading a conversation very clearly and crisply in Direction A. Then, at some point, Biden would jump in with, ‘Can I ask something, Mr. President?’

‘Obama would politely agree, but something in his expression suggested he knew full well that for the next five or 10 minutes we would all be heading in Direction Z,’ Comey added.

‘After listening and patiently waiting, President Obama would then bring the conversation back on course.’

Biden himself revealed that Obama ‘had been subtly weighing in against’ a 2016 presidential run in his 2017 book ‘Promise Me, Dad’.

‘I also believe he had concluded that Hillary Clinton was almost certain to be the nominee, which was good by him,’ Biden wrote.

'Don't underestimate Joe's ability to f*** things up': Obama has shared private doubts about Biden's 2020 chances 2