Joe Biden Recalls Barack Obama Bromance in Campaign Video—But Obama Still Hasn't Endorsed Him

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden has played up his work with former President Barack Obama—despite Obama having failed to endorse him for the 2020 race.

In a throwback to the much-lauded bromance between the pair, Biden posted a video to Twitter recalling his time with the former president, commenting: "We don't say it enough—Barack Obama was a great president. And I'm proud to have worked alongside him."

Among Obama's accomplishments mentioned in the video was the passing of the Affordable Care Act, the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, and protecting dreamers (whose future remains uncertain following the decision by President Donald Trump to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program).

The video also lauded Obama for the Paris Climate Change accord and negotiating the Iran Nuclear Deal—both of which President Trump has pulled out of.

"I think we should step back and say something we don't often say enough as a party or as a nation: Barack Obama is an extraordinary man—an extraordinary president," Biden said in the video.

"I watched up close. He has character, courage and vision. He was a president our children could, and did, look up to," the video continued.

"He was a great president. And I was proud to serve as his vice president, but never more proud that the day we passed health care."

"The Obama-Biden record," the video, by Biden for President, lauds. "Joe Biden is proud of it. Will defend it. Protect it. Build on it."

Biden's campaign recalling the popular "bromance" between the former president and vice president may well play to the crowds, but also highlights the failure of Obama to endorse Biden—for a second time, despite numerous former Obama officials attending a Biden event to show their support for him last week.

In 2016, Obama opted to throw his support behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, hoping to pass the mantle from the first black president to the first female president, it is claimed in Steven Levingston's new book Barack and Joe: The making of an extraordinary partnership, which details the relationship between the pair.

And despite Biden insisting that he did not want Obama to endorse any candidate in 2020 in order to give everyone the opportunity of an even playing field, the book suggests Obama's decision not to back Biden in his previous bid had showed "a pattern of political expediency from Obama that put a strain on his relationship with Joe, especially as they went their separate ways after the White House."

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