Obama calls Biden to congratulate him on South Carolina, report says

Previous President Barack Obama—who vowed not to endorse any candidate during the primary—congratulated his previous vice president, Joe Biden, over his good get in South Carolina on Saturday, which injected life into his marketing campaign and ended Mayor Pete Buttiegieg’s run.

Bloomberg News, citing two men and women familiar to the phone, described that the former president plans to let the primaries play out, and then perform to unify the get together and defeat President Trump.

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Biden suffered weak success in Iowa’s caucuses and New Hampshire’s principal, but he captured 48 per cent of Democratic presidential major voters in South Carolina, crushing Sen. Bernie Sanders by nearly 30 share details in the course of action.

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Biden, who appeared emboldened, took a swipe at one particular of Sanders’ signature strains all through an appearance on “Fox New Sunday”: “The men and women aren’t hunting for revolution. They’re searching for benefits.”

Obama’s determination not to endorse a applicant in the course of the most important is a deliberate just one. The Bloomberg report said the telephone simply call on Saturday night time, while falling brief of an endorsement, reveals that the two are nevertheless close.

Biden has been acknowledged to converse about his previous boss though on the campaign path. But if their romance is still shut,  it appears feelings with David  Axelrod, Obama’s former best strategist, has cooled.

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Axelrod has in the past described Biden as “confused” and prompt he seemed like “part of the earlier somewhat than the foreseeable future,” after a heated trade in the course of a June discussion between Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser, Ronn Blitzer and the Affiliated Push contributed to this report