Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made an absolute fool of himself after trying to pander to his former boss, President Barack Obama.
But his entire stunt backfired after one former Obama adviser wondered if it’s all a big joke.
Biden took to Twitter late last week and tweeted a picture of a childish bracelet with charms spelling out the words “Joe” and “Barack.”
“Happy #BestFriendsDay to my friend, @BarackObama,” Biden tweeted from his campaign’s official Twitter account.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 9, 2019
Given Obama has not officially endorsed Biden, who served as his vice president from 2008 to 2016, his tweet was met with an onslaught of criticism and mockery.
David Axelrod, chief strategist for both of Obama’s presidential campaigns and a close adviser, went viral with his savage response to Biden’s pathetic tweet.
“This is a joke, right?” Axelrod wrote in response.
This is a joke, right?
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) June 9, 2019
“He’s such a good friend that he [won’t] endorse you for president,” political comedian Tim Young tweeted out.
He's such a good friend that he wont endorse you for President…
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 9, 2019
Another conservative user mocked Biden’s pathetic attempt to portray himself as Obama’s best friend, saying that the former president might simply view his former VP as nothing more than a “co-worker.”
Biden: Obama’s my best friend.
Obama: Biden’s my coworker.
— Jesse Fernandez (@JesseFernandez) June 9, 2019
“Coincidentally Biden’s one black friend is also his campaign’s most valuable relationship. Vomitus,” another user wrote.
“Someone in the Biden campaign, maybe it was Clueless Joe himself, thought this tweet was a good idea,” one user said.
Someone in the Biden campaign, maybe it was Clueless Joe himself, thought this tweet was a good idea.
— Syrah Shiraz (@Syrah_Shiraz) June 10, 2019
This is hardly the first time Biden has come under fire since announcing his bid for the presidency.
The former vice president has been accused the former vice president of inappropriately touching them.
Caitlyn Caruso and D. J. Hill both recalled their experiences with Biden touching them inappropriately and making them feel uncomfortable.
Caruso said Biden rested his hand on her thigh even as she tried to squirm in her seat to signal that she was uncomfortable.
Hill recalled an incident with Biden in 2012, claiming that the then-vice president placed his hand on her shoulder and began to run it down her back, which she said made her “very uncomfortable.”
Hill’s and Caruso’s statements follow allegations brought by two other women — former Nevada state lawmaker Lucy Flores and Amy Lappos, a former congressional aide to Connecticut Democratic Rep. Jim Himes.
Flores published a column and accused Biden of grabbing her shoulders, smelling her hair, and kissing her head without consent at a 2014 campaign event.
Lappos claimed that during a fundraising event in 2009, Biden grabbed her head and pulled her in close to rub noses.
Despite four women accusing Biden of highly inappropriate behavior in the past week, it’s all apparently just one big joke to him.
And he is apparently getting so desperate for Obama’s endorsement, Biden is using a childish bracelet with charms to make him seem like he’s Obama’s BFF.