Is Barack Obama coaching the next generation of Democratic stars he hopes will boot Donald Trump from power?
It seems so.
Full report below…
Obama served two terms as president, and though criticised by many for his supposed reluctance to support the African-American community, still stands tall as a beloved figure in political circles.
Bad news for his nemesis…the current president Donald J. Trump.
Now, Obama is said to be in talks with a number of politicians hoping to slice Trump out of the political arena in 2020.
Barack Obama has in recent months met with at least nine prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Deval Patrick, pulling them in for one-on-one sessions at his Washington office.
All the meetings were arranged quietly, without even some close advisers to the people involved being told of the conversations, in part because of how much Obama bristles at his private meetings becoming public knowledge. All have been confirmed to POLITICO by multiple people who have been briefed on the secretive sit-downs.
The former President is said to be worried about the way in which his party is responding to Trump’s chaotic reign and seeks to guide them to glory when the next election takes place in two years time.
According to multiple people familiar with them, the meetings run long, often over an hour. Obama tends to give advice, guidance, talk about the future of the party, and everyone’s places in it. The conversations can be searching, get philosophical, then quickly veer back to brass tacks. He’ll give his thoughts on campaigns. He’ll offer to help make sure donors and party bigwigs are returning calls.
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