2020 hopeful Joe Biden shared a picture of a “friendship bracelet” online to honor “best friends day,” and was instantly ridiculed by both personalities on the left and the right.
Daily Beast reported that Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted out a photo of two matching friendship bracelets bearing the names “Joe” and “Barack” late Saturday to wish former President Barack Obama a “happy #BestFriendsDay.” The photo appeared to be the same one Biden used in August 2016 to wish Obama a happy birthday on Twitter, using friendship bracelets Obama himself had made for a light-hearted video urging people to vote. This time around, however, many Twitter users saw Biden’s tweet as a ploy to drum up support ahead of the 2020 election.
Since he entered the 2020 race in April, Biden’s campaign has repeatedly appeared to try and remind voters of his closeness to the former president, even though Obama has stopped short of offering an endorsement. Biden said he asked Obama not to endorse him to ensure that whoever wins does so “on their own merits.”
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 9, 2019
Twitter quickly responded to Biden’s Tweet with a barrage of negative comments.
Biden: Obama’s my best friend.
Obama: Biden’s my coworker.
— Jesse Fernandez (@JesseFernandez) June 9, 2019
He's such a good friend that he wont endorse you for President…
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 9, 2019
That's him endorsing you just out of frame
— DavidKlion (@DavidKlion) June 9, 2019
This is a joke, right?
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) June 9, 2019
Dude is 70-whatever years old and his campaign pitch is mostly “I’m totally BFFs with that guy you like.”
— David S. Bernstein (@dbernstein) June 9, 2019
Wow, you really do NOT know how to read a room, do you?!
— Stephanie Blake (@snazzblake) June 9, 2019
Keep pandering, Joe 😩🙏🏽🥰
— Joy Villa TEXT JOY to 88022 for Trump (@Joy_Villa) June 9, 2019
omg you're campaign is a mess and this is what you tweet? how embarrassing.
— oligarchs 4 pete (@maryjanebern) June 9, 2019