Former vice chairman and newly-minted 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden appeared on “The View” on Friday morning and instructed hosts that his proudest second of serving with President Barack Obama was that there was “not one whisper” of scandal throughout the time they served collectively within the White Home.
Biden mentioned that, coincidentally, he and Obama each instructed press on the identical day whereas in several components of the nation that the factor they had been most pleased with whereas within the White Home was that there was “not one whisper of a scandal.”
“Not one,” Biden mentioned. “And that is due to Barack.”
His feedback got here the day after Biden made his long-awaited announcement that he can be campaigning for the 2020 presidency.
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On “The View,” Biden additionally expanded on his declaration that he requested former President Obama to not endorse him throughout his marketing campaign run. He first instructed reporters of the information on Thursday, saying that “whoever wins this nomination ought to win it in on their very own deserves.”
To the identical impact on Friday, Biden mentioned that he did not need it to look that Obama was “placing his thumb on the size.”
“I am going to do that primarily based off of who I’m, not by the president going out and saying ‘that is the man you have to be with,'” Biden mentioned.
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When requested what can be the first distinction between his administration, ought to he be elected, and Obama’s, Biden mentioned that the 2 disagreed on quite a lot of issues, however had been philosophically on the identical web page.
“The explanation why the president and I received alongside is as a result of, philosophically, we’re in the identical place,” he mentioned. “We disagreed on implementation of some issues. We disagreed on timing of some issues. However we had a fantastic relationship as a result of we had lunch as soon as per week alone for an hour, and we might discuss something, argue with each other,” he continued.
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He went on to debate the shut private relationship the 2 had, largely attributable to their capability to have “frank conversations” with each other.
Ought to he safe the Democratic nomination, Biden added, he hopes to give attention to the longer term quite than the previous.
“On a philosophic foundation, it is about transferring to the longer term,” he mentioned. “It isn’t about recreating what we did. It is about taking the identical decency and the philosophy that we had and taking it into the longer term.”