Biden ripped Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, new book reveals

 January 20, 2024

In a forthcoming book titled "The Truce: Progressives, Centrists, and the Future of the Democratic Party" by Hunter Walker and Luppe B. Luppen, it is disclosed that President Joe Biden, in a phone call with Barack Obama, shared his reservations about Hillary Clinton's chances of winning the 2016 presidential election.

The book, set to be released on Tuesday, January 23, provides a revealing account of a pivotal moment during the election.

The criticisms

During the phone conversation detailed in the book, Biden, then 81 years old, reportedly conveyed his doubts to Obama as the 2016 election returns unfolded at his Naval Observatory residence.

The realization that Clinton was on track to lose to Donald Trump prompted Biden to express, "Boss, I told you. People just don't like her," according to a source cited in the book.

This candid remark from Biden offers a candid insight into his assessment of Clinton's likability and its potential impact on the election outcome.

Obama pushed against Biden run

The book not only sheds light on this revealing phone call but also asserts that Obama, during the same conversation, advised Biden against running in the 2016 election.

An advisor quoted in the book suggested that Biden's political loyalty to Obama exceeded Obama's political loyalty to Biden, stating, "It is fair to say, and I believe it, that Joe Biden has been more politically loyal to Barack Obama than Barack Obama has been politically loyal to Joe Biden."

The statement adds a layer to the intricate political dynamics between the president and former president's history within the Democratic Party.

Impact still felt today

As the book explores the inner workings of the Democratic Party and reflects on critical moments, such as this phone call, it provides readers with a nuanced understanding of the relationships and decision-making processes that shaped the party's trajectory.

The revelation of Biden's candid assessment of Clinton's likability and Obama's advice not to run adds depth to the narrative surrounding the 2016 election.

This disclosure comes at a time when retrospectives on past elections and the relationships between key political figures are of heightened interest.

The book's release is poised to generate discussions about the dynamics within the Democratic Party and the factors that influence decision-making at the highest levels of leadership.

The report concerning the new book offers new insights into the thoughts and perspectives of Biden and Obama during the run-up to Trump first taking office as the former president seeks a comeback bid in November.

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