When the Democratic Party started looking at candidates for 2020, they had only one main goal – find someone who they could definitely prove was not Donald Trump. To accomplish this, they went with Joe Biden – an establishment politician who didn’t just represent a return to the status quo, but who very literally came directly from the previous administration.
But now there are concerns that the chummy outward appearance of Biden’s relationship with former President Barack Obama wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be.
President Joe Biden served in the U.S. Senate for more than 30 years, and then served eight years as Barack Obama’s vice president. But until he moved in last month, he said Tuesday night, he’d never been inside the presidential “residence” area of the White House.
Biden made the disclosure during a town hall event in Milwaukee, hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
“I had been in the Oval Office a hundred times as vice president — more than that — every morning for the initial meetings but I had never been up in the residence,” Biden said.
And that’s not all…
Until becoming president, Biden said, he also hadn’t had the experience of having the White House staff fully available to address his every need.
“I was raised in a way that you didn’t look for anybody to wait on you,” Biden told the audience, adding that relying on the staff has made him feel “self-conscious” since moving into the White House.
Of course, Joe Biden has often been portrayed in the media as being a bit absent-minded and gaffe-prone, leaving many to wonder if perhaps this was all just a misremembering of the situation.
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