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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with small business owners, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Yeadon, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

 

President Obama teamed up with his former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday for a virtual fundraiser. The Biden campaign announced that the pair managed to raise over $11 million, which made this Biden’s single biggest finance event so far. The campaign reported that over half came from “175,000 grass-roots donors.”

“I am here to say that help is on the way if we do the work, because there’s nobody I trust more to be able to heal this country and get back on track than my dear friend Joe Biden,” Obama said to the 120,000 people logged on to the event.

The current administration,” Obama said, “has gone at the very foundations of who we are and who we should be. That suggests facts don’t matter, science doesn’t matter. That suggests that a deadly disease is fake news. That sees the Justice Department as simply an extension and arm of the personal concerns of the president. That actively promotes division. And considers some people in this country more real as Americans than others.”

He sees the current civil unrest as a “great awakening.” But he warned against complacency. “We can’t be complacent or smug or sense that somehow it’s so obvious that this president hasn’t done a good job because, look, he won once.”

Biden’s campaign recently announced they’d raked in $80 million for the month of May, outperforming Team Trump by $6 million.

At one point during the event, Biden lapsed into the hesitant speech which has come to be normal for him. He said, “…Stop. Stop the cold war future that we’re talking about. We’re talking about a co..a peaceful cold war. What are we talking about?”

Please watch the brief clip below and focus on Obama’s face as Sleepy Joe struggles through a sentence. His expression says it all.

Although Democrats refuse to acknowledge the decline in Biden’s cognitive ability publicly, Fox News‘ media reporter, Joe Concha, appeared on “Fox & Friends” and said that “a lot of Democrats will tell you, at least privately, that he does not have the mental acuity that he even had a couple of years ago and this is a candidate that simply would not able to withstand the type of press conferences that the current president has, as far as them going on for an hour, an hour and a half, taking questions with multiple outlets with no ground rules attached.”

Still, Democrats continue to prop him up and as far as the polls go, Biden is way ahead of President Trump, just as Hillary Clinton was throughout much of the 2016 election season.

Anyway, at the end of the event, the former president said to Biden, “Love you, Joe.”

To which Biden replied, “Love you too, pal.”

Watch the clip.

Elizabeth Vaughn
Writer at RedState
MBA, former financial consultant, options trader
Mom of three grown children, grandmother
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