Video: Obama Says He Wants a Third Term Through a ‘Front Man’

President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States Wednesday at noon.

In a ceremony that will keep with tradition while being unlike any other inauguration in U.S. history, Biden will take his oath of office before a small, socially distanced audience.

Those slated to attend the scaled-down ceremony include most members of Congress and the Supreme Court and former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, and their spouses, as well as Vice President Mike Pence.

Well, one video from former President Barack Obama which was taken right before Biden was certified as President-elect could raise a lot of questions.

Former President Barack Obama said he has long wanted to run the country again via a “front man” in the White House.

The moment: “The Late Show Host” Stephen Colbert irreverently asked Obama in an interview that aired Monday whether he ever pines for power.

“Did you miss you? Did you ever look at something going on in the news and go, ‘You know what this situation needs? Barack Obama,’” wondered Colbert, a prominent critic of President Donald Trump.

Obama, laughing, replied: “I’ve said this before, people would ask me, ‘Knowing what you know now, do you wish you had a third term?’”

“And I used to say, ‘You know what, if I could make an arrangement where I had a stand-in, a front man or a front woman and they had an earpiece in and I was just in my basement with my sweats looking through the stuff, and I could sort of deliver the lines, but somebody else was doing all the talking and ceremony, I would be fine with that,’” he said.

Video below:

In an interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt, Joe Biden rejected speculation that his presidency would be a continuation of Obama’s.

“This is not a third Obama term,” said Biden, Obama’s vice president. “We face a totally different world than we faced in the Obama-Biden administration.”

Obama, who campaigned fiercely for Biden as he did in 2016 for Clinton, his former secretary of state, viewed his own presidency as a turning point for the United States, rather like Ronald Reagan’s three decades earlier or John F. Kennedy’s 20 years before that.

Natalie Dagenhardt

Natalie Dagenhardt is an American conservative writer who writes for  Right Journalism! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to "stir up the pot," and does not "pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do," drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington. She is a "constitutional conservative".

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