Obama Has Been Quietly Meeting With And Advising 2020 Presidential Hopefuls

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 15, 2018

Barack Obama has been quietly meeting with a number of possible Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential race, multiple sources tell Politico and CNN.

Among those who have attended meetings with Obama at his office in the World Wildlife Fund building in Washington, D.C., are former Vice President Joe Biden; New Jersey Sen.

The potential large field of Democratic candidates running for the party's nomination to challenge Trump in 2020 has caused turmoil and begun to pit different factions of the Democratic Party against one another. Kamala Harris, New York Sen.

Some of the meetings were requested by the potential candidates, while others came because Obama has kept in touch with some of them since leaving office.

Obama is reportedly very much interested in helping the Democrats rebuild the party.

Obama has also met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi about the future of the party and Congress and has also spent time with Sens. Obama has even had conversations with Republicans including John McCain and Trump critic Jeff Flake.

Obama has reportedly held one-on-one sessions with at least nine candidates in his Washington, D.C., office over the past few months, including former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenDem rips Trump's call to include Russian Federation in G-7: What does Putin have on him? At the meeting, which was held in mid-March, the two reportedly discussed the future of the party and what their individual roles would be going forward. Obama is, however, planning to hit the stump for down-ballot Democrats ahead of November's midterms. Claire McCaskill in May and is slated to do a series of events. Obama will headline a fundraiser in the San Francisco area on June 29 with Pelosi and a fundraiser the day before in Los Angeles for the Democratic national committee, according to a source with knowledge of the events.

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