Courtesy of NYT:
The video, coming at a time when Mr. Biden is leading Mr. Trump in the polls, was part interview and part political layup, with Mr. Obama teeing up Mr. Biden to talk about current events in the lens in which he was most comfortable. The two men repeatedly circled back to Mr. Trump, drawing a contrast with how Mr. Obama’s administration — and Mr. Biden’s potential White House — would handle situations differently than the incumbent.
Mr. Trump has been “deliberately dividing people from the moment he came down that escalator,” Mr. Biden said. “And I think people are now going, ‘I don’t want my kid growing up that way.’”
Mr. Obama responded by saying, in part, “The thing I’ve got confidence in, Joe, is your heart and your character, and the fact that you are going to be able to reassemble the kind of government that cares about people and brings people together.”
The video was released Thursday at 10 a.m. and represents another careful step into the political arena by Mr. Obama, who is desperate to see Mr. Trump defeated but for months remained behind the scenes as he sought to let the Democratic Party chart its own course. Hours ahead of the release, Mr. Biden’s campaign released several clips online, which built anticipation and showed Mr. Obama’s wide reach as a campaign surrogate and a highly respected leader of the Party.
The two discuss a number of topics including the current facial unrest and the challenge of passing the Affordable Care Act and what good it has done for Americans.
Biden is a little more aggressive in passing judgment on Trump’s performance since taking office while, as usual, Obama chooses his words more carefully.
However, the unmistakable message is that all of this could have been handled much better and that Joe Biden has the tools and the experience to do it.
Which is something that I think just about everybody could agree with, you know if they were being honest.
In fact, I can think of only one person who would not agree with that.
Obama, who wouldn’t even endorse Biden until everyone else was out of the primaries (and even then waited a long time!), is now making a commercial of support. Remember, I wouldn’t even be here if it weren’t for them. I wouldn’t be President. They did a terrible job!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2020
Yeah, that’s the guy.