It is almost eight years since Barack Obama was on the ballot. However, during this year elections, he is the emerging presidential election key figure.
Barack Obama huge influence in Democrats campaigns
Many democrats are embracing him as the political wingman for their candidate Joe Biden. Joe served with Obama in his two-term as his vice president. Obama has, however, remained the most popular figure in the party, especially with the black voters as well as the young voters. For this reason, the campaign team for Biden is planning to have him. This will make him play a role that is highly visible as the campaign gets intense in the coming months.
President Trump attacks on Barack Obama’s former deputy
President Donald Trump and his closest allies have in the recent days been aggressively pushed some conspiracy against Obama. This is intending to fire up the conservative base for the president. Also, their purpose is tainting Biden by the association and distracting from economic and health news from the Covid 19 pandemic.
“Partisans on both sides want to make this about Obama,”
Ned Price, who was the spokesperson for White House National Security Council during Obama said. This renewed political focus sets the stage on Obama for an election which is about the country’s future. Biden looks up to Obama for validation. He will be running so that he can restore the legacies of Obama that have been dismantled by Trump. The president is looking for a rerun so that he can finish that job.
Trump’s administration on Wednesday acknowledged that advisers of Obama followed the right procedures in private hence ‘unmasking’ Flynn’s name. It has redacted in intelligence reports for some privacy reasons. He had pleaded guilty for lying to the FBI. However the president’s justice department last week moved to drop that case against him.
Despite having no evidence of, Biden, Obama or any other official’s administration doing anything wrong, Donald Trump is pushing a notion of unspecified crime against Obama, which he is branding it “Obamagate.” Some allies like Lowa Sen, are some of the Republicans backing him up. This week Chuk Grassley took the floor of the Senate seeking to know about Flynn Matter. “What did Obama and Biden know, and when did they know it?”
The renewed focus towards Obama by Trump is coming at a time when the republicans are becoming anxious over the raising cases of coronavirus death. The crating economy of this nation will significantly affect his reelection prospects in the November elections.
“It’s no surprise that the president is erratically lashing out at President Obama, desperate to distract from his failures as commander in chief that have cost thousands of Americans their lives during this crisis,”
TJ Ducklo, who is the Biden campaign spokesman said.
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