Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden desperately wants voters to believe he’s up to the massive challenge of defeating President Donald Trump in the 2020 general election.
But Biden’s broken promise to former President Barack Obama just slipped out — and his campaign is in hot water over it.
According to The New York Times, Biden told Obama’s aides in 2008 that Obama “would never have to worry” about him leveraging his position for a presidential run.
While vying to be Obama’s vice president, Biden also said at the time that he was too old for such aspirations.
The Times reports:
Biden’s words came as Obama considered his VP pick between Biden, Democratic Virginia Governor Tim Kaine and Democratic Indiana and Senator Evan Bayh. The former president searched for a vice-presidential pick that would add experience to his campaign.
“I want somebody with gray in his hair,” Obama told his aides in 2008.
Obama also tested Biden‘s promise by asking him in 2008, “Would you prefer being secretary of state to vice president?” Biden told Obama he would prefer to be vice president and secured his position.
It seems like Biden, who was trying to convince Obama to make him his VP, said he would never run for the presidency.
So if Biden was “too old” to be president in 2008, why is he running now?
The report comes as Biden has been slipping in the polls and worrying Democrats about his mental fitness to run for office.
In fact, things have gotten so bad for Biden that his former surgeon has gone public to try and convince people that the former VP’s brain is functioning perfectly fine.
Dr. Neal Kassell defended the 76-year-old Democrat presidential candidate and claimed that Biden is “as sharp as he was 31 years ago.”
That’s right: Kassell performed surgery on Biden over 30 years ago but he wants voters to believe that Biden is still perfectly healthy.
Since announcing that he’s running for president, Biden has come under fire countless times for slurring his words, forgetting basic events, and making highly controversial statements.
While speaking to voters at the Iowa State Fair, Biden claimed that he was the vice president at the time of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
The Parkland shooting occurred in 2018. Biden left office in 2017, almost a full year before the attack.
A few days before that, Biden went full-racist by telling a crowd that “poor kids were just as bright and talented as white kids.”
Biden was recently criticized for mistakenly saying the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, took place in Houston and Michigan.
Before that, Biden was accused of grabbing a young college student after she asked him at a campaign event how many genders there are.
When he’s not suggesting a “shooting war” with the GOP or threatening Trump with violence, Biden has been accused by at least four women in recent months of inappropriately touching them without their consent.
Despite all of this, so-called “experts” are trying to convince voters that there’s no reason to be concerned about Biden.