Obama: Black Lives Matter Protests are 'Tailor-Made' to Help Biden Beat Trump
Former president admits to aides nationwide unrest is 'tailor-made' for electing ex-VP
Former President Barack Obama has admitted that the nationwide unrest and Black Lives Matter protests have been a "tailor-made moment" to help Joe Biden in the coming November election.
Obama reportedly told aides that the reaction to the death of George Floyd will be key to helping Democratic presidential nominee Biden to take on President Donald Trump.
The ex-POTUS was made anxious after riots and looting rocked many American cities in the days following Floyd’s death and Trump began trumpeting “law and order” in response, according to a New York Times report based on interviews with more than 50 Obama confidants.
"Let’s not excuse violence, or rationalize it, or participate in it,” Obama wrote in a Medium post last month.
"If we want our criminal justice system, and American society at large, to operate on a higher ethical code, then we have to model that code ourselves."
According to Obama, it seems the more riots, violence, looting and unrest, the more votes for Democrat Biden.
As the protests have continued and Trump’s polling numbers have dipped, Obama’s confidence has seemingly grown.
The Times cited sources who claim the former president does not challenge his former attorney general Eric Holder, who says Trump is a racist and believes Trump engages in “racial demagoguery.”
"I don’t want a country in which the president of the United States is actively trying to promote anti-Asian sentiment and thinks it’s funny,” Obama reportedly said in a private fundraiser last week, after Trump said “kung flu” during a Tulsa rally with discussing COVID-19.
"I don’t want that. That still shocks and p**ses me off."
Trump has remained committed to running hard on law and order.
Last week, he signed an executive order to prohibit the desecration of statues and other public landmarks after dozens nationwide have been destroyed in recent weeks.
In conversations with Biden’s campaign, Obama has advised that the former vice president to limit his public engagements with short speeches and interviews to keep the focus on the Trump.
He has also raised concerns about Biden’s durability.
Obama allegedly told one Democrat donor that “I wasn’t even 50 when I got elected, and that job took every ounce of energy I had.”
When meeting with Democratic presidential candidates last fall, Obama reportedly told one of them that Biden “really doesn’t have it” when it comes to creating bonds with potential voters.