Barack Obama plans to discuss the “turbulent moment” in US history at the first virtual fundraiser with Joe Biden

The campaign has billed the fundraiser for a base event, as there is no minimum amount of money one must donate to tune in.

In fundraising, Obama plans to discuss Biden’s leadership and specifically why he believes his former vice president is right for the current “turbulent time” in US history, according to an Obama aide.

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Obama is expected to defend, among other things, Biden’s “empathetic leadership” in the midst of an “unprecedented health and economic crisis,” the aide said. Obama’s adviser also noted that the former president plans to campaign and help raise money for other Democratic candidates at the polls this fall.

Obama’s appearance Tuesday night will mark his revival in the political arena after backing Biden in April. Obama’s political schedule is expected to get busier after the summer.
Appearing in a virtual town hall earlier this month organized by the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, an Obama Foundation program, Obama gave a hopeful tone as he discussed the protests and riots following the death of George Floyd.

The events of the past few months represent “the kinds of epic changes … in our country that are as profound as anything I’ve ever seen in my life,” he said.

“There is something different here,” Obama said. “Look at those protests, and that was a much more representative representative sample of the United States on the streets, protesting peacefully, that was moved to do something because of the injustices they have seen. That did not exist in the past.” 1960, that kind of broad coalition. ”

The New York Times first reported details of how much money the fundraiser has raised so far.