Politico further points out that President Obama’s role in the primary race has always been and continues to be efforts at uniting the party, which was needed regardless of the outcome, and Politico believes that we will see President Obama soon. While many closest to Obama opposed Sanders, calling him “a spent force, a mistake that many observers made at the time,” Obama continued to remain quiet on his feelings. Many pushed him to speak, and even though some knew which candidate he preferred, he felt that he could not choose sides and continued to remain on the outside looking in.
President Obama “played a role in nudging things in Biden’s direction,” assisting former candidates in coalescing around Biden. One anonymous adviser said that Obama “was talking to Biden regularly in that period.” Though he doesn’t know specifically what Obama said to Biden, the adviser said, “but you can speculate! It’s noteworthy that he called Klobuchar and others right when they got out.”
If all of this is true, “president” Donald Trump is, once again, wrong, and President Obama is now free to do all he can to help Joe Biden take the White House in November. Technically, he is “former” President Obama, but until we get another real president, there is nothing wrong with referring to him as what he is: President Barack Obama. Take that, Trump.