Former President of the United States, Barack Obama, has some words to say about his former right-hand man and current president, Joe Biden, including the fact that he was "finishing off" his own presidency which ended almost 5 years ago.
But not everyone's convinced that his point was necessarily a good thing...
The news comes shortly after Joe Biden announced some big-scale plans for the future of America...
Including policies on vaccination distribution, immigration and trading.
So far, Biden has taken the lead on signing executive actions compared to former presidents Trump and Obama.
Up until April 30th, Biden had signed off fifty-two orders, including overturning twenty-four Trunp-era regulations.
And according to Obama, a lot of them are also building on finishing the job of his presidency.
Was that the idea all along?
Because we all know Barack Obama was one of our country's most beloved Presidents...
via: GettyThe forty-fourth President of the United States, Obama smashed barriers by becoming the first-ever African-American leader of our country.
He served 2 terms as President...
via: GettyThe Illinois Democrat had started his career in politics as a senate who focused on the legislation on ethics, as well as the expansion of health care services and early childhood education programs for the poor.
And he carried these values throughout his Presidency...
via: GettyObama cut taxes for working families, small businesses and first-time home buyers, and he stuck to his promise of tackling financial reform, alternative energy and reinventing education and health care.
Obama became the President of the people...
So, quite understandably...
Obama fans far and wide were devastated when he was eventually replaced with Donald Trump in 2017.
But, despite his Presidency ending nearly 4 years ago...
He was a very active Biden supporter during the 2020 elections, pushing for his own followers to vote for his former right-hand man.
And his unwavering support hasn't minimized even after Biden gained power.
In a recent interview, Obama said he believed President Biden is "finishing the job" of his administration.
Speaking on The Ezra Klein Show, he said this:
"I think that what we're seeing now, is Joe and the administration are essentially finishing the job. And I think it'll be an interesting test."
He continued explaining:
"Ninety percent of the folks who were there in my administration, they are continuing and building on the policies we talked about, whether it's the Affordable Care Act, or our climate change agenda, and the Paris [climate accord], and figuring out how do we improve the ladders to mobility through things like community colleges."
He also added that he's unsure whether the new policies will shift people's political leanings.
"If they're successful over the next four years, as I think they will be, I think that will have an impact," he noted. "Does it override that sort of identity politics that has come to dominate Twitter, and the media, and that has seeped into how people think about politics? Probably not completely."
"But at the margins, if you're changing 5 percent of the electorate, that makes a difference."
However, Biden's not completely sold on the point of view that he's just an extension of the Obama show.
When asked if his reign would essentially be a third term for the Obama administration after his win in November, he told NBS News this:
"This is not a third Obama term. We face a totally different world than we faced in the Obama-Biden administration. President Trump has changed the landscape."
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