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Joe Biden's Best Friends Day Tweet to Barack Obama Draws Major Backlash

Monica Otayza
Jun 11, 2019
06:47 A.M.
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What was meant to be a sweet and friendly "Best Friends Day" tweet from Joe Biden To Barack Obama ended up being a viral laughingstock on Twitter as people deemed it too childish for two former world leaders to celebrate their friendship through kiddie friendship bracelets. 

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It's clear that former president Barack Obama shares a close relationship with his former vice president, Joe Biden. In fact, even after their term in the White House, they have been spotted together numerous times. Now that it's "Best Friends Day," Joe Biden greeted his friend not by posting a photo of both of them, but of two bracelets that said their names. 

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While it's cute for some, more people thought it was inappropriate and childish, especially for someone eyeing the presidency in 2020. To people, Joe was trying to remind people of his association with Obama, in hopes of trying to win their favor. 

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Even David Axelrod, Obama's former senior adviser, had to respond to the tweet, asking if it was a joke. 

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The new tweet sparks controversy, particularly because Obama, has yet to endorse a candidate for the 2020 presidential election, and Biden actually asked him not to endorse him just because they are friends, to be fair with other candidates. 

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It's official that Joe Biden is running to be the President of the United States this 2020, and while it's quite possible for Barack Obama to endorse him easily, the presidential hopeful asked his former boss not to. 

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Right after the 76-year-old announced his presidential campaign, he shared with reporters that he asked Obama to hold off on giving him support to make way for other candidates. 

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“I asked President Obama not to endorse. Whoever wins this nomination should win it on their own merits.”

Barack and Joe have definitely formed a strong bond since running together in 2008.  While people are anticipating who Obama will be endorsing, he's put that on hold, and it's not likely to be announced anytime soon. 

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