Joe Biden, Democratic presidential candidate meets with his old boss, former President Barack Obama in a socially distanced conversation set up to criticize Republican President Donald Trump and amplify Biden’s White House rally for November 2020 election.
The former White House partners used an interview-style conversation to amplify Biden’s arguments against Trump, with Obama emphasizing Biden’s experience and personal attributes. https://t.co/OP1Tn348jJ— NBC12 WWBT Richmond (@NBC12) July 24, 2020
The conversation between the two former colleagues was set at Obama’s Washington office, a clear campaign strategy that showed the Obama-Biden team-up is getting back together, this time Joe leading the pack. Since the pandemic placed restrictions on gatherings and social distancing must be observed, using video and social media platforms as a tool for staging a campaign is increasing these days. The 16-minute video entitled 44+46 delivers a clear message, reminding voters of Biden’s role in the historic Obama presidency and Biden having all the qualities that America needs in a president right now.
Pressing issues that surround the Trump administration has been the topic of discussion between the two – Coronavirus and Racism.
Biden pointed out his presidential opponent’s lack of empathy for what the American people are going through in this pandemic by not taking full responsibility for the increasing cases of the coronavirus. Trump has been criticized publicly for his mismanagement of this crisis. From attempting to discredit Dr. Fauci, questioning the experts' advice, re-opening of schools, and no specific national plan to address the spread of the virus. Barack Obama, Biden’s former boss, laid out that if he was elected this coming November he has full confidence that his former Vice President will do the right thing – listen to experts and pay attention to Science. As for Obama, Biden is not likely the type who will quit trying to bend down the curve of disease and transmission rates.
Racial Equality and the Black Lives Movement:
Barack Obama, being the first Black American president to hold office, and Joe Biden agreed that the younger generation’s involvement in racial equality plays a significant role in today’s society. Barack said that above all policy, laws, and budget the most important thing to highlight in every conversation is the kind of values that are being passed on. The former president believed that Biden’s agenda will address the root causes of systemic racism but not limited to how America polices its citizens. The Black Lives movement has been an extraordinary mobilization across the country of people from different walks of life, of every race and every creed. He understands though that such movement cannot fix all the racial injustices this country is facing but the fact that people are taking it seriously and acting on it now is a good sign that young people push for change and no longer accept the status quo.
Biden has been vocal about his thoughts on Trump being a racist. In an online interview, he was quoted calling Trump the first racist elected president of the US because of the way the Republican President repeatedly identifies the coronavirus as “china virus”. For Biden Trump chooses to divide Americans for his political gains other than addressing racial inequality.
Throughout the interview- type campaign, Obama praises Biden for his heart and character. The former president pledged to support Biden’s candidacy, after his endorsement in April, and added that he looks forward to helping out the man he worked so closely with for eight years. This passing of the torch moment of the two well-loved and respected leaders, according to Biden’s campaign’s Digital Director Rob Flaherty, a video previewing the conversation received more than 10 million views across social media platforms Wednesday, with nearly 121 million of those belonging to Obama, which speaks the larger role the former president will be playing months ahead of the November 2020 election to Biden’s candidacy.
I have confidence in your commitment to making sure that we seize this moment that we have right now,” Obama told Biden. “Thank you, and I have faith in the American people,” Biden responded.