2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden spoke out about his time as vice president under the Obama administration during an appearance on “The View” on Friday, prompting some social media users to question his claims.
As IJR Blue reported, the ladies asked Biden about his relationship with former President Barack Obama, and he responded by explaining how they still have a very close, personal relationship.
“We became very close personal friends … they think there are very few, probably no other administration where the president and vice president became as personally close, I grew to respect him and he is just a man of great honor and discipline,” said Biden.
When asked about what makes him most proud of his tenure by Obama’s side in the White House, he noted how “incredibly proud” he was to serve with President Donald Trump’s predecessor and cited what he sees as the administration’s lack of controversy.
“Not one single whisper of scandal,” Biden said of Obama’s presidency.
Watch his remark below:
.@JoeBiden on why he asked former Pres. Obama not to endorse him at this time: “I didn’t want it to look like he was putting his thumb on the scale here.”
— The View (@TheView) April 26, 2019
However, many conservatives spoke out against the claim, pointing out that Obama’s presidency was not perfect and had its share of issues and scandals.
Here are some reactions to his claim below:
Biden: "Not one single whisper of scandal" during Obama/Biden Administration. I suspect others will disagree.
— Richard Madan (@RichardMadan) April 26, 2019
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) April 26, 2019
"Not one single whisper of scandal" ????
• State Department private email server
• Operation Fast and Furious
• IRS abuse and targeting of conservatives
• People dying waiting for the VA
• Spying on Trump campaign
Shall I go on? https://t.co/HEmgCVSb4V
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 26, 2019
#Joe2020 is correct — four dead Americans in Benghazi was not a scandal. It was a national disgrace. RIP Ambassador Chris Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and two CIA operatives, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. https://t.co/kirjOQfnJY
— Mike Opelka (@stuntbrain) April 26, 2019
If Obama didn't have "one single whisper of scandal," explain this:
• "If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor"
• Iran deal
• Spying on Trump's campaign
• Hillary's private server
• Fast & Furious
• IRS targeting conservatives
• VA abuse https://t.co/QIwhadhJq8
— Bradley Byrne (@BradleyByrne) April 26, 2019
Biden: Obama had no scandals!
Anyone who remembers anything:
✅ Benghazi scandal
✅ AP phone records scandal
✅ IRS scandal
✅ Fast and Furious Scandal
✅ Solyndra Scandal
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) April 26, 2019
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) April 26, 2019
As IJR Red previously reported, Obama recently made a similar claim about his administration, despite several “mistakes of integrity,” including when Politifact credited him for “lie of the year” for promising “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it” under Obamacare after that didn’t turn out to be the case for many Americans.
It is unclear if Biden’s misleading comments will have any effect on his campaign or how his relationship with the former president could play a role. As IJR Blue pointed out, Obama spoke highly of Biden’s presidential bid but stopped short of endorsing him.