Biden distances himself from Obama amid comparisons of the “third term”


President-elect Joe Biden is trying to distance his incoming administration from the comparison to the Obama years, as some critics assume that his presidency could correspond to the third term of former President Barack Obama.

“This is not the third Obama term because we are facing a completely different world than the one we faced during the Obama-Biden administration,” Biden told NBC News in an interview this week. “President Trump changed the landscape, becoming ‘America First,’ which meant America alone.”

The comparisons come when the president-elect tapped quite a few people into his administration who also served in the Obama White House. Biden said these people were chosen because they represent the spectrum of both the American people and the Democratic Party.

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During the Democratic pre-election, some of Biden’s challengers ran after him because he continued Obama’s legacy, despite circumstances that have changed drastically since 2008. He has regularly defended the position of the former administration on issues ranging from health care to immigration.

Indiana’s Fomer South Bend, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, said Democrats will lose to Trump again if they believe they are “replicating a people-losing regime,” and he claims frustrated voters chose Trump in the first place.

Even Obama acknowledged in his endorsement video for Biden that if he started in 2020, his platform would be different than before.

“The world is different – there are too many unfinished business to look back,” Obama said. “We have to look to the future.”

Regarding the ongoing transition, Biden told NBC he had heard nothing directly from Trump – but said he thought their team members were communicating.

He added that he does not think that the slow start of the cycle will affect his ability to implement his policy and schedule as planned.

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