In 2020, Barack Obama reportedly expressed his concerns to a fellow Democrat about Joe Biden becoming the party's presidential nominee. According to Politico, he said: "Don't underestimate Joe's ability to f... things up."
He was also reported as saying that he understood the 2020 Democrat electorate in Iowa, and that “Joe Biden really doesn’t have it.” Former White House officials' memoirs also depicted Biden in a negative light, with Jen Psaki, the former communications director, noting "technocratic eye-rolling at times" among young aides.
When Stephen Colbert asked Obama if he would serve a third term in office (should the opportunity arise), Obama replied that he would be open to it — but only if Biden was available as an "empty shell proxy" that followed his directions.
At a rally in Atlanta, Georgia for Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock's re-election bid against Republican Herschel Walker, former President Barack Obama urged the crowd to come out and cast their ballots.
Warnock had asked Obama to assist him with the run-off race that he won in January 2021 and is now campaigning for a full six-year tenure. The 44th President of the United States threw his former Vice President under the bus once again in order to support Warnock's campaign.
“You have the power to determine the course of this country,” Obama said.
“If voters here in Georgia had stayed home two years ago, Republicans would have kept control of the Senate and they would have blocked every single piece of legislation that President Biden and Democrats passed,” Obama said.
Then Obama took a shot a ‘crazy uncle Joe.’
“We all know some folks in our lives…they say crazy stuff…Uncle Joe, you know what happened to him. They’re part of the family but you don’t give them serious responsibilities,” Obama said.