Obama offers ‘unwavering support’ for Biden despite shaky debate

Despite last Thursday's unfavourable first presidential debate, Joe Biden's campaign spokesperson says former President Barack Obama offered “unwavering support” for him.  

“President Biden is grateful for President Obama’s unwavering support since the very start of this campaign as both a powerful messenger to voters and a trusted adviser directly to the president,” Biden campaign spokesman Lauren Hitt told the Washington Post.  

Many Democrats wanted Biden out of the contest after Obama called him after the debate to encourage him, according to the story. Obama advised Biden to stay but did not request his withdrawal.  

Bad debate nights happen. I know. Obama wrote on social media after the debate that this campaign is still between someone who has fought for ordinary people his whole life and someone who only cares about themselves.    

Between a moral individual who will tell the American people the truth and a liar who lies for personal benefit. Last night didn't change that, so November matters.”  

Obama, a prominent Democratic Party figure, attended two major Biden fundraisers in recent months, including a lavish Radio City Music Hall gala with Bill Clinton in April.  

Gavin Newsom headed for White House visit on Wednesday to ‘stand with’ Biden 

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