Former President Barack Obama reportedly warned President Joe Biden during a private meeting about the strength of former President Donald Trump's 2024 campaign.
The report, first shared by the Washington Post, offered concerns about Biden's plans to win a second term in the White House.
Obama privately warns Biden that Trump is a 'more formidable candidate' than Democrats realize: report https://t.co/fOVbgNSuoJ
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 3, 2023
"According to the sources, Obama 'voiced concern about Donald Trump’s political strengths — including an intensely loyal following, a Trump-friendly conservative media ecosystem and a polarized country — underlining his worry that Trump could be a more formidable candidate than many Democrats realize,'" Fox News reported.
"As such, the 44th president 'promised to do all he could to help the president get reelected,' which, Pager added, 'was a welcome gesture for the White House at a time when Biden is eager to lock down promises of help from top Democrats,'" it added.
Donald Trump’s campaigning strength alongside an energized GOP should not be underestimated, former President Barack Obama is reported to have privately warned President Joe Biden.https://t.co/0EsjkB6j5j
— MAGA War Room (@MAGAIncWarRoom) August 3, 2023
"Obama is reportedly expected to begin appearing at fundraisers to benefit the Biden-Harris campaign this fall and try and bolster support with the wider voting public in general and the Democratic Party in particular," Breitbart News reported.
"Biden campaign spokesperson T.J. Ducklo told the Post the president is 'grateful' for Obama’s 'unwavering support' and observed the president 'looks forward to once again campaigning side-by-side with President Obama to win in 2024 and finish the job for the American people," it continued.
Former President Donald Trump could be a more formidable candidate than many Democrats realize, former President Barack Obama warned President Joe Biden at a private lunch earlier this summer. Read more: https://t.co/UM0v0GYqTb pic.twitter.com/YtmTLdZRIA
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"Still highly popular among Democrats, Obama likely will help his party's presidential nominee in a way similar to 2020 and 2022, when he held large rallies in swing states, hosted fundraisers, and recorded ads in competitive congressional races," Newsmax noted.
"He also targeted young voters by appearing in nontraditional settings, such as collaborations with TikTok influencers and an interview during the NBA Finals," it added.
The report also comes as Trump was indicted in Washington on Thursday over charges related to his role on Jan. 6, 2021.
The three charges add to other legal battles that many see as political attempts to stop his comeback campaign.
Obama reportedly still sees Trump as a threat to win in 2024, offering his support to Democrats as Biden struggles to campaign for a second term.