Last Updated on March 5, 2021
According to a new book chronicling Joe Biden’s path to becoming the current President of the United States, former President Barack Obama stated that former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg could not win the 2020 presidential election because “he’s gay” and “he’s short.”
An excerpt from the book “Kucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won The presidency” byThe Hill’s Amie Parnes and NBC’s Jonathan Allen describes a scene in which Obama did not offer support for Biden and ridiculed Buttigieg in front of an audience of elite black donors in 2019, choosing instead to highlight his support as a former president for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
According to an excerpt from “Lucky” published by the Hill, Obama offered to take a “few questions” in front of an audience of privileged black corporate donors that included “Ken Chenault, the former chairman of American Express, tech executive Charles Phillips, Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, and Citigroup’s Ray McGuire,” as well as actor and anti-Trump activist Robert de Niro.
After pontificating about his adoration for Warren, Obama was asked about South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s bid for the presidency.
“He’s thirty-eight, but he looks thirty,” Obama said according to the excerpt, adding, “He’s the mayor of a small town,” and, “He’s gay, and he’s short.”
The book goes on to cite a source in the room who said that Obama’s support for his former Vice President Joe Biden was “tepid at best.”
Biden appointed Buttigieg to the office of Secretary of Transportation earlier this year.
Despite Obama’s lukewarm support, Biden seems eager to continue and expand upon his former running mate’s policies with a fanatical zeal.
In February, Biden tried to tuck a 150% Obamacare expansion into his economic recovery plan:
Any mention of a temporary expansion that breathes life back into Obamacare was mysteriously missing from a summary of the House Democrat pandemic relief stimulus proposal released to the public by House Ways & Means Committee Chairman US Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), Monday. But it’s there.
Tucked away at the end of the $1.9 trillion 90-page legislative proposal is verbiage that outlines the first expansion of Obamacare in more than a decade.
One of the two proposals held in the proposed legislation would fully subsidize Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage for people who earn up to 150 percent of the federal poverty level.
The new Obamacare eligibility table now incorporates people making more than 400 percent of the federal poverty level. That table affords subsidies for first time application, capping their total premium costs at 8.5 percent of their income.
Biden has also nominated former Obama SCOTUs nominee and anti-gun rights activist Merrick Garland for the office of Attorney General.