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Obama reportedly told Biden he didn't have to run in 2020


Added 08-16-19 04:29:01pm EST - “Former President Barack Obama repeatedly expressed his doubts about? former Vice President Joe Biden running in 2020, telling him that he didn't "have to do this."” - Foxnews.com

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A former spokesman for the Obama-Biden 2008 campaign says voters would rather have a candidate who says things he regrets instead of President Trump who does things he regrets.

Former President Barack Obama, discussing Joe Biden's run for the high office in 2020, reportedly told his vice president that he didn't "have to do this."

“You don’t have to do this, Joe, you really don’t,” Obama told Biden early in 2019, according to The New York Times. The Times reported that Obama "took pains to cast his doubts about the campaign in personal terms."

Biden, who leads President Trump in several polls on 2020 matchups, said he couldn't forgive himself if he passed up the opportunity to beat Trump. He initially thought he could beat Trump in 2016, but Obama reportedly pushed back because, in part, he thought former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be more effective in continuing his legacy, according to the report.

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