The oldest candidate for president has a new ad titled “Bones.”
In the spot, Joe Biden touts polls showing him leading the field of Democrat contenders, and he wraps himself in President Obama, showing his former boss four times.
Ignoring his Democrat rivals and instead focusing on President Trump, “All the polls agree Joe Biden is the strongest Democrat to do the job,” the ad says.
“No one is more qualified,” it continues, before showing Biden in the Situation Room with Obama. Another features Obama looking over Biden’s shoulder in the Oval Office.
“For 8 years, President Obama and Vice President Biden were an administration America could be proud of, our allies could trust and our kids could look up to,” it says, again flashing an image of Biden with Obama.
The ad goes on to tout the duo’s record.
But just a few days ago, Obama said he tried to talk Biden out of running.
The New York Post reports:
Former President Barack Obama tried to talk Joe Biden out of jumping into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination — and fears his veep could “damage his legacy” with his White House bid, according to a report.
“You don’t have to do this, Joe, you really don’t,” the former president told Biden before the front-runner entered the race, insiders told the New York Times.
Biden has repeatedly cited his relationship with his old boss as he touts his credentials on the campaign trail — but Obama has asked Biden staffers to make sure the gaffe-prone veep does not “damage his legacy” or “embarrass himself” during his run.
So as Obama attempts to distance himself from his gaffe-prone protege, Biden seems to be pulling his former boss closer.