Fox News host Maria Bartiromo has put forward a conspiracy theory that Joe Biden is taking instructions from former President Barack Obama as he secretly runs the White House from behind the scenes.
The pro-Trump anchor made the statements during a segment on Mr. Biden’s presidential legacy on Sunday.
Conservative commentator and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kick said Mr. Biden seemed determined to prove to Mr. Obama that he “can do what you can’t do to bend to the Liberal base and put in pursues a progressive policy “.
“Ah!” Ms. Bartiromo responded.
“That’s what it is. I know he’s on the phone all the time with Obama and I hear he’s running things from behind the scenes,” she said.
While neither Mr. Kirk nor Ms. Bartiromo provided further details on their sources behind the secret plot, the dynamic between the Biden-Obama bromance has been a subject of long-standing speculation during the 2020 presidential campaign.
Sources said the Biden camp was deeply hurt by Mr. Obama’s adoption of Hillary Clinton as his successor and a sense of pride that drove Biden to prove he was underestimated. , according to Politico Magazine investigation “What Obama really thought of Biden“.
As Mr. Obama reportedly warned against Mr. Biden in the presidential primaries: “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to screw things up.”
Speaking to a 2020 candidate, he reportedly said: ‘And you know who really doesn’t have it? Joe Biden. “
While Ms. Bartiromo’s claims that Mr. Obama is secretly pulling the strings of the current administration have not been proven, the former president’s former officials have returned to key positions in the current White House.
Several Obama administration staff returned to Biden’s White House after adding massive wealth and corporate connections in the four years between assignments under President Donald Trump.
Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Home Policy Council Director Susan Rice, National Economic Council Director Brian Deese and Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients all earned millions before returning to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, according to the reports. ABC News analyzed financial disclosure reports.
Mr Biden added so many former White House staff to his own cabinet that the Associated Press asked if this was an “Obama meeting?”
The most high-profile returns have included former Secretary of State John Kerry, as special climate envoy, and Obama-era MP for Kerry, Antony Blinken, as head of the State Department.