Over the past several years, there have been all sorts of books to come out about US politics and the various administrations, relationships, and other matters surrounding elected presidents.
Of course, assertions made in books are often challenged, if not completely denied. Some claims are accurate; others have tiny grains of truth, whereas certain allegations are nothing more than fiction.
At this time, two writers for the New York Times are preparing to release a book titled, “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle For America’s Future.” While the book isn’t coming out until May, some of the book’s excerpts are already available.
One excerpt claiming that former President Obama harbors jealousy towards Joe Biden is highly questionable, at best, per PJ Media.
Don’t Believe Everything You Read
In the book, Rep. Nancy Pelosi is said to have told a friend of hers that Obama is “jealous” of Biden because the latter’s presidency is so “transformative.” This alleged assessment from Pelosi is said to have come after her various conversations with the former president.
The only problem with this claim is that it’s completely removed from reality. If anything, Biden is the one who would be more likely to envy Obama.
When Obama visited the White House earlier this month, aides, officials, and others acted as though he was the second coming of Christ. Obama was applauded and cheered when he gave a public speech.
Then, after the 44th president’s remarks, the entire White House rushed to speak with him personally and listen to him talk with others. Meanwhile, Biden was left aimlessly wandering around the room as his former boss got all the attention.
During Obama’s presidency, the media regularly covered for him when he made foreign policy blunders and other errors. Meanwhile, even traditionally left-leaning networks have been pointing out just how poorly Biden’s doing in the polls.
For all intents and purposes, there is no reason for Obama to envy his former vice president at all.
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It’s also been said that Obama has “complicated” feelings about Biden. This, in actuality, is more believable than the 44th president being jealous of his former right-hand man.
During the 2020 presidential election, Obama did not come out and immediately endorse Biden, despite working side-by-side with him for eight years. In fact, Obama actually waited until the Democratic primary field was all but clear before endorsing Biden.
Throughout the last election cycle and in the primary race, Biden drew criticism for repeatedly invoking Obama’s name to dodge hard questions.