Obama Defends Biden

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Obama humiliated him in the first place.

On Tuesday evening, shortly after an embarrassing video surfaced from President Joe Biden’s and former President Barack Obama’s healthcare event, Obama tweeted support for Biden.

Obama’s Tuesday’s visit to the White House is the first time the former President visited the White House since leaving office in 2017. The reason for his visit was to tout the Affordable Care Act, where he discussed options to make health care more affordable.

During Obama’s visit — where he was reunited with his former Vice President, current-President Biden — he was adored by Senators and administration staff, even, at times to the detriment of Biden.

One video, in particular, shows what appears to be an embarrassed Biden wandering around the room as people crowd Obama.

Sharing the 13-second clip of the incident on Twitter, the Republican National Committee tweeted, “Literally no one wants to talk to Joe Biden.”

In another 25-second clip that the RNC shared, people approached Obama to shake his hand but skipped Biden. The RNC captioned the video, “This is so sad.”

The 13-second clip is a trimmed version of a longer video that shows Biden in a group with Obama, Vice President Kamala Harris, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and others, he then leaves the group to search for someone in the room.

Turning back to see how busy Obama is, Biden makes his way to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and asks her to join him on stage. When she does, Haaland and Biden approach Obama, who appears to say he’ll join them later.

After the video began making rounds on social media, and gaining millions of views, Obama tweeted, “Always great catching up with @POTUS. Thanks for all you’re doing to help even more Americans get access to quality, affordable health care.”