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Report: Obama tried to talk Biden out of running for president in 2020

(NationalSentinel) Former President Obama attempted to talk Joe Biden out of running for the nation’s highest office in 2020, but it obviously wasn’t advice the former vice president didn’t take.

As reported by The New York Times, Biden sought Obama’s counsel when he was mulling a run for the Democratic presidential nomination, and the latter attempted to dissuade the former U.S. senator from jumping into the race:

The two men spoke at least a half dozen times before Mr. Biden decided to run, and Mr. Obama took pains to cast his doubts about the campaign in personal terms.

“You don’t have to do this, Joe, you really don’t,” Mr. Obama told Mr. Biden earlier this year, according to a person familiar with the exchange…

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