Obama Privately Expresses Concern About Biden’s Reelection Chances

A recent report from the Washington Post reveals that former President Barack Obama has privately expressed concerns about President Joe Biden’s prospects for reelection.

According to sources familiar with his remarks, Obama has conveyed to his allies that Biden’s already difficult path to securing another term became even more challenging following his poor debate performance against former President Donald Trump.

Publicly, Obama has maintained his support for Biden. After the debate, he took to social media to reassure voters, stating, “Bad debate nights happen. Trust me, I know.” Obama emphasized the importance of the upcoming election, framing it as a choice between Biden, who he described as a lifelong advocate for ordinary people, and Trump, whom he characterized as self-serving and dishonest.

“Between someone who tells the truth; who knows right from wrong and will give it to the American people straight — and someone who lies through his teeth for his own benefit,” Obama said, underscoring the stakes in November.

Lauren Hitt, a spokeswoman for the Biden campaign, expressed Biden’s gratitude for Obama’s unwavering support, noting that Obama has been a powerful messenger to voters and a trusted adviser.

The Washington Post report indicates that Obama spoke with Biden over the phone after the debate, though it is unclear if they discussed Biden’s reelection chances directly.

Sources suggest that Obama has been concerned about Biden’s ability to defeat Trump since last year, frequently warning Biden about the challenges ahead.

“For months, Obama has shared with Biden and friends his deep concerns about Trump’s political strengths and the real possibility he is reelected in November,” the report noted, highlighting the ongoing worry within the Democratic Party about the upcoming election.