Barack Obama expresses doubts about Donald Trump’s chances in 2024 President run and gave advice from his past campaign team.
Reflecting on Joe Biden’s election plan, Barack Obama expressed doubts about Donald Trump’s chances in 2024. After Obama raised concerns about how Biden is running for re-election, the Biden team defended its approach, saying they’re all committed to standing up against Donald Trump.
According to the Washington Post, Obama shared his worries with Biden during a lunch in December. He suggested giving more power to people already working in the campaign in Delaware and having more experienced decision-makers there. Following his own campaign playbook, Obama not only worried about Trump running again in 2024 but also gave advice from his past campaign team.
Will the Biden team follow Obama’s advice? When asked, Quentin Fulks, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, didn’t say much in an interview on NBC News’s “Meet the Press.” He mentioned that although the campaign started in April, people only recently started paying attention.
Fulks stressed that Biden and Obama both believe Trump needs to be defeated. “We’ll keep doing what we need to do to compete and grow the infrastructure to win. Biden and Obama talk a lot, and the campaign stays in touch with people from Biden’s past administration,” Fulks said.
“Our main goal is to push back against MAGA extremists and the threat they pose to freedom and democracy. That’s what we’re focused on,” he added.
Fulks also said that Biden thinks his time as vice president under Obama was crucial for what he’s achieved. Biden didn’t like the suggestion to ramp up his campaign. Last year, Obama’s advisor Axelrod said he told Biden to step up his campaign. Biden didn’t like it, and Axelrod said he’d accept that the president wasn’t happy with him, according to the Washington Post. “I still think: either go all in or gracefully bow out,” Axelrod said, suggesting the president should think about quitting the race because of his age.