Former President Barack Obama continues to be popular, no matter current President Donald Trump’s most passionate attempts to launch affronts against his immediate predecessor’s legacy. In the wake of events that Obama has participated in like some special broadcasts honoring 2020 graduates, this Monday, the former president touted his upcoming participation in a web event alongside his former second-in-command Joe Biden, who is now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. Obama will be participating in what’s been billed as a “grassroots fundraiser” for Biden’s campaign, and supporters can donate in order to be able to tune in to the broadcast.
Obama posted on Twitter:
‘I’m joining my friend @JoeBiden tomorrow to talk about everything that’s at stake in this election. I hope you’ll join us, too. This is a critical moment in our history––and all of us have to do our part to build this country into what we know it can be.’
I’m joining my friend @JoeBiden tomorrow to talk about everything that’s at stake in this election.
I hope you’ll join us, too. This is a critical moment in our history––and all of us have to do our part to build this country into what we know it can be. https://t.co/diQxk3uFH2
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 22, 2020
Obama is one of the many prominent Democrats who have endorsed Biden in the lead-up to the 2020 general election. Biden’s campaign has been doing well — currently, according to RealClearPolitics, he leads Trump by an average of 9.5 percent in national-level polling. The most recent Fox News poll had Biden up by a full 12 percent nationally, which might be more than enough to keep Trump well away from a victory in the electoral college.
Biden’s campaign is also doing very well in fundraising, which is where Obama’s planned joint event with the former vice president comes in. In May, the Biden campaign (and its affiliates in the national Democratic Party) raised more money than the Trump campaign and its official Republican Party supporters. The Democrats brought in a full $81 million in May, while Trump and the Republicans brought in $74 million. The strong fundraising total for the Democrats even amidst the Coronavirus-induced cancellation of many in-person campaign events suggests that enthusiasm for voting Trump out of office is strong.
Check out Twitter’s response to Obama: