The official story of Barack Obama and Joe Biden was that they were so close that they had a “bromance.” Joe Biden even bragged — embarrassingly — about them having a friendship bracelet. Remember how creepy this was and how thirsty this made Biden seem for Obama’s affirmation?
But the reality was somewhat different from the claimed bromance. It wasn’t Biden who Obama embraced as his potential successor in 2016, it was Hillary Clinton. Obama reportedly discouraged Biden from running, didn’t endorse him in 2020 until the last minute, and had previously allegedly said, “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f*** things up.” Obama also allegedly told one 2020 candidate: “And you know who really doesn’t have it? Joe Biden.”
That might explain the way that Barack Obama treated Joe Biden during the visit that he recently made back to the White House. It was a sad thing, watching Biden try to get his attention after the event, even touching his shoulder and calling his name, yet still being ignored by Obama who was the center of attention. Meanwhile, Kamala Harris — who is supposed to work for Biden — seemed to be hanging all over Obama and getting recognition from him.
But now there are more juicy details of this dysfunctional relationship and how, allegedly, Obama was jealous of Biden in the new book, “This Will Not Pass.” Read more…