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Former President Barack Obama tweeted assist for President Biden Tuesday night shortly after an embarrassing video emerged from a well being care occasion the 2 hosted earlier within the day.
Obama visited the White Home, for the primary time since leaving workplace in 2017, the place he and Biden hosted a well being care occasion during which they touted the Reasonably priced Care Act and mentioned choices for making well being care extra reasonably priced.
The previous presidential duo was united once more underneath the White Home roof, however footage and movies of the occasion confirmed folks adoring the previous president, even to the detriment of the person presently serving within the White Home.
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A selected video from the night, which is being broadly shared on-line, reveals a considerably embarrassed Biden seemingly wandering across the room alone whereas Obama is crowded with folks keen to talk with him.
“Literally no one wants to talk to Joe Biden,” the Republican Nationwide Committee stated on Twitter, sharing a 13-second clip from the occasion.
“This is so sad,” the RNC added, with one other 25-second video equally exhibiting folks strolling as much as communicate with Obama and shake his fingers whereas skipping Biden.
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Throughout the occasion, instantly earlier than the RNC video, Biden is within the group with Obama, Vice President Kamala Harris, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and others earlier than he leaves and seems to be trying to find somebody within the room.
After a quick second, Biden then stops, turns again to gauge how busy Obama is, after which turns and gestures to Inside Secretary Deb Haaland to hitch him on the stage. She does, and the 2 then stroll again to Obama, who seems to say he’ll stroll over to them later. Biden and Haaland return to her seats and greet different company.
Shortly after the video started making its rounds on-line, the previous president praised Biden in a tweet.
“Always great catching up with @POTUS. Thanks for all you’re doing to help even more Americans get access to quality, affordable health care,” Obama tweeted.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 6, 2022
The occasion was undoubtedly scheduled with the previous president to be a much-needed win for Biden, who faces scrutiny for record-high inflation, hovering fuel costs, and blame for not doing extra to finish the conflict in Ukraine that has lasted over 40 days.