Barack Obama wasted no time in speaking out to praise his former Vice President Joe Biden for choosing Kamala Harris as his running mate, immediately issuing a glowing statement about the decision.
“Joe Biden nailed this decision,” Obama said, according to Axios. “By choosing Senator Kamala Harris as America’s next vice president, he’s underscored his own judgment and character. Reality shows us that these attributes are not optional in a president. They’re requirements of the job. And now Joe has an ideal partner to help him tackle the very real challenges America faces right now and in the years ahead.”
Not stopping there, Obama gave his own thoughts on Harris. SPOILER ALERT: he loves her to pieces, according to his statement.
“I’ve known Senator Harris for a long time,” Obama added. “She is more than prepared for the job. She’s spent her career defending our Constitution and fighting for folks who need a fair shake. Her own life story is one that I and so many others can see ourselves in: a story that says that no matter where you come from, what you look like, how you worship, or who you love, there’s a place for you here. It’s a fundamentally American perspective, one that’s led us out of the hardest times before. And it’s a perspective we can all rally behind right now.”
Obama ended the statement by giving a shoutout to his wife, the ever-so-popular-among-Democrats Michelle Obama.
“Michelle and I couldn’t be more thrilled for Kamala, Doug, Cole, and Ella,” Obama said. “This is a good day for our country. Now let’s go win this thing.”
While most former presidents have the courtesy to refrain from attacking their successors, Obama seems to have made it his personal mission to ensure that Donald Trump loses this presidential election. That’s why it came as no surprise that Obama wasted no time in commenting on Biden’s running mate, as he continues to try and play as heavy-handed of a role in this election as possible.