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Joe Biden is even shaking up his cronies at CNN.
The 46th president’s statement to Democrat donors on Tuesday that he might not even be seeking re-election if former President Donald Trump took over the country’s political conversation as soon as the words were out of his mouth.
And at the Democratic bastion of CNN, the effect might not have been what Biden and his re-election team were hoping for.
“If Trump wasn’t running, I’m not sure I’d be running. But we cannot let him win,” Biden said at a Boston fundraiser, according to the New York Post.
To be clear, taking Biden at his word is always hazardous. “Joey Baby” lies about as easily as he breathes when it comes to public speaking, whether it’s because he’s got a deliberate goal in mind or because his addled brains can no longer separate fact from fiction.
In this case, Biden might have been trying to recreate a “Corn Pop” moment for his followers, where the hero of the story is the only one able to take down the Threat to Democracy. Weary old Cincinnatus would just love to go back to his farm, but duty calls.
It was the kind of self-mythologizing Biden has built a career on.
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