Former Vice President Joe Biden says he does not need endorsement from his former boss, President Barrack Obama, for the 2020 presidential election.
The Democratic frontrunner made the comments in an interview with Politico on Monday, arguing that his close ties with Obama are evident.
“Everyone knows I’m close with him,” he said. “I don’t need an Obama endorsement.”
Former US President Barack Obama has reportedly said that he might speak up to prevent 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.
Biden also reacted to a recent report about how Obama reportedly told another Democratic candidate that the former Delaware senator “really doesn’t have it” when it comes to connecting with voters on a personal level.
“He may have said that,” Biden said. “And if it’s true, and he said it, there’s truth to it.”
The Democratic frontrunner further undermined his 2020 rival, California Senator Elizabeth Warren.
“Oh, great, she had a showing in Chicago,” Biden said of Warren derisively. “By the way, that’s a wonderful thing. Show me any numbers.”
He also accused South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg of stealing his plans for the 2020 presidential election.
“Set it up? He stole it! Set it up?” Biden told the news outlet. “No, he doesn’t have the enthusiasm and the moderate — moderate plan. It’s the Biden plan.”
US 2020 Democratic candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg is leading his rivals in the key state of Iowa less than a year before the election day, a poll shows.
Biden’s history in Ukraine has led to calls and action for investigation into his alleged corruption in Ukraine.
US President Donald Trump’s attempt to find dirt on Biden ahead of the 2020 vote has led to an impeachment inquiry in the US House.