Former Vice President Joe Biden, the leading 2020 Democratic presidential contender, suggested Tuesday that he would try to incorporate former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama into his administration if he wins in November.
During a campaign town hall in Iowa, Biden suggested that Michelle Obama could become his running mate, and that he would definitely appoint the former president to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Yeah, I would, but I don’t think he’d do it,” Biden said in response to a question about appointing Barack Obama to the high court. “He’d be a great Supreme Court justice.”
Biden then said he other plans for Michelle Obama.
“Well, I sure would like Michelle to be the vice president,” Biden said to laughter from the crowd. “They’re both incredibly qualified people. I mean and they’re such decent honorable people.”
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Notably, neither of the Obamas have publicly backed Biden’s campaign.
Also, reports have indicated that many of the Obamas’ friends are also not keen on Biden’s presidential bid.
The former president allegedly told a rival 2020 Democrat that Biden lacks an “intimate bond” with voters.