Former President Barack Obama will run for the first time this week in his former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign for the US presidential election.
Obama is coming to Philadelphia in the state of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, according to the Biden campaign.
Obama has mostly stayed away from the 2020 presidential race but did appear at the virtual Democratic National Convention in August. Obama praised Biden in a speech on the third night of the convention and gave an unusual sneer at his successor, President Trump.
“I never expected my successor to embrace my vision or continue my policies.
I was hoping, for the sake of our country, that Donald Trump would show some interest in taking the job seriously, and discover some reverence for the democracy entrusted to him, “Obama said at the time. “But he never did.”
The Philadelphia event marks Obama’s first time personally campaigning for Biden this year.