Long before President Joe Biden was the Democratic presidential nominee or even a front-runner in the lead-up to the 2020 election, a number of Democratic hopefuls were gauged on their potential to win the presidency by former President Barack Obama.
According to the Daily Caller, in a newly-released book titled, “Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency,” The Hill’s Amie Parnes and NBC’s Jonathan Allen wrote that Obama essentially laughed off any prospects of winning that former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg had, remarking that he was “short” and saying “he’s gay.”
Obama reportedly made the remarks while meeting with donors in the run-up to the 2020 election.
As the book recalled, at the time of Obama’s meetings with heavy-hitting donors and as the Democratic party dealt with a large list of potential players, a handful of candidates at the time were considered as front-runners, which included Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) , and Buttigieg.
At a particular donor meeting, it was clear that Obama was very strongly behind Warren as the leading candidate, with one donor saying at the time, “It was a ninety percent Warren sermon.”
While Buttigieg was praised by the former president for work he’d done on his own presidential campaign, Obama reportedly elicited a round of laughter in the room when he began ticking off the reasons why Buttigieg wouldn’t make the final cut.
“He’s thirty-eight,” Obama reportedly said, with the book indicating that he paused for dramatic effect, “but he looks thirty.”
“He’s the mayor of a small town,” Obama continued as those in the room chuckled. “He’s gay,” Obama added, “and he’s short.”
In a day and age when Dr. Seuess and Mr. Potato Head are being canceled or reassigned genders, I would assume that once the news of Obama’s less-than-politically correct assessment of a homosexual presidential candidate hits the headlines, he’ll be canceled, too? Don’t hold your breath, though.