Analyst: Joe Biden playing ‘Barack Obama’ card shows weakness

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The US presidential campaign of Joe Biden is “weak” and has not capitalized on the wide range of problems facing rival President Donald Trump, according to US commentator Peter Roff on Tuesday.

“The fact that Joe Biden has had to play the Barack Obama card, even before he claims the nomination, indicates how weak the Biden campaign is,” Roff told Al Arabiya.

Biden, who was vice president under Barack Obama, is set to face off against incumbent Trump in the US presidential election on November 3, 2030. On Tuesday, Obama joined Biden to raise $11 million in a fundraiser for his campaign.

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The campaign is taking place amid heightened tensions surrounding the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent unrest against the backdrop of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreak.

“The Biden campaign is weak. Trump has a lot of problems right now: the economic strife from the lockdown, the issues related to the coronavirus, the riots in the streets. Biden should be leading by huge margins,” said Roff, adding that the polls had the race very close.

Roff added that it was “way too early” to predict the race, but that Biden playing the “Barack Obama card” early shows weakness.

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