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“The country is better” since Joe Biden took office

Former President Barack Obama praised his former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday, saying the country has been doing better since he took office as President of the United States.

“The country is doing better than when you took office,” Obama said, flattering his former vice president. “And we should all be deeply grateful for that.”

Obama spoke as President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden welcomed former President and former First Lady Michelle Obama to the White House for the unveiling of their official portraits.

“Joe, it’s America’s good fortune to have you as president,” the former president said. “You guided us through perilous times, you built on and beyond the work we started together.”

An August poll, however, showed that Americans feel differently, as 74% think the country is on the wrong track.

Obama noted with approval that there were many of his own former political staffers working for Biden.

“I am especially happy to see so many of you serve President Biden as well as you have served me,” he said.

He added wryly that the staffers working for Biden “were kids then and now in charge and running the show, which is kind of shocking.”


Obama joked that he missed Air Force One, but also said he missed spending time with idealistic people who worked hard to make the world a better place.

“You inspired me and I never wanted to disappoint you,” he said.

Biden also praised Obama, thanking him for setting an example for his own presidency.

“There are few people I have known with more integrity, decency and moral courage than Barack Obama,” he said. “Mr. President, nothing could have prepared me better or more to become President of the United States than to be by your side for eight years.

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