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Barack Obama allegedly told Joe Biden that he didn't 'have to run' for the 2020 nomination and has advised him to shake-up his campaign team.
The comments came from the former president earlier this year according to the New York Times. Despite this Biden put himself forward to run and is currently leading polls.
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Obama allegedly told him 'You don't have to do this, Joe, you really don't.'
To which he responded that he could not forgive himself if he turned down a second shot to beat Donald Trump, the Times reported.
Obama - Endorsement - Primaries - Times - Claim
While Obama has expressed that he will no make any formal endorsement during the primaries, the Times claim he has counselled Biden more than any other candidate.
He has allegedly met with his former right-hand man multiple times and advised changes in his team, even suggesting people to hire.
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Obama is believed to have told Biden that his team were 'too old' and 'out of touch with the current political climate'.
He suggested that Biden should hire younger staffers who he believes are more capable of connecting with younger votes.
Vice - President - Trump - Majority - Data
The former vice president has placed higher than Trump in the majority of data from Real Clear Politics, in some by up to 13 points.
Now Biden is 13.2 points above Elizabeth Warren in the Democratic race and more over Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg, Real Clear Politics reports.
Fox - News - Poll - Friday - Biden
A Fox News poll released Friday showed Biden doing the best again against the president, beating 50 per cent to Trump's 38 per cent.
In the rest of the head-to-head matchups, Trump came in at 38 per cent to Sander's 48 per cent, Warren's 45 per cent, and Harris' 46 per cent.
Time - Warren - Harris - Trump - Poll
It marked the first time Warren and Harris topped Trump in the poll.
The Fox News poll was taken between August 11-13...
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