Former President Barack Obama sat down with vice presidential choose Kamala Harris to discuss Joe Biden in their latest campaign video launched Tuesday.
“So tell me about Joe,” Harris requested. “What do I need to know? Like what’s the thing about the ice cream. He loves ice cream. Tell me about that,” Harris continued, laughing.
Mr. Obama revealed that whereas his former vice chairman liked ice cream, pasta with purple sauce was one in all his favorites. “He can go deep on that,” stated Mr. Obama.
In the five-minute-long clip — the duo’s first public dialog collectively since Harris was chosen — Mr. Obama joked about Biden with a light-hearted remark about his aviator sun shades, earlier than getting extra severe.
“But look, the main thing to know about Joe is that Joe has never lost his sense of why we do this,” Mr. Obama stated. “We do it because of you know for him, memories of his family back in Scranton and then the people of Delaware that he represented, the folks on the Amtrak train he met each and every day.”
“His focus is going to be how’s that going to help those people who sent him there,” Mr. Obama continued.
The former president famous that their campaign stops could run over schedule as Biden “will be talking to every single person.”
“I love that about him,” Harris responded. “Folks want to be seen and Joe sees people through those aviator glasses and without them. He really does see people. It’s a very special thing about him.”
The former president additionally took the chance to discuss the struggles of the campaign path and shared recommendation with the history-making vice presidential choose.
“Even with the support of family, it can be grueling,” Mr. Obama warned.
Harris, who recently met with Jacob Blake’s family throughout her first solo campaign journey, stated she works out each morning to cope with the campaign stresses. “It’s just the best way to start the day,” she stated and revealed that her exercise playlist options R&B star Mary J. Blige.
The 55-year-old step-mother informed Mr. Obama that when she has a second, she typically makes use of the time to speak along with her members of the family. “As a break in the day, [what] I love is to Facetime with the kids in my life, and get a sense of the world through their eyes.”
In their digital dialog, Mr. Obama and Harris additionally mentioned the significance of conversations with locals whereas on the street. “Those one-on-one conversations really do inspire and help you to keep it real,” stated Harris. “And honestly, that is critical if we are to lead effectively.”
Mr. Obama rounded out the dialog with a promise. “I’m going to be doing everything I can and Michelle will be, too, to make sure that we have a good election day,” Mr. Obama stated.