Obama Warned Biden: Trump Could Win In 2024

Former President Barack Obama reportedly met with President Biden on at least two occasions in 2023 to voice concerns that Baden could lose the 2024 election.

Obama met with Biden last June to sell him on a more aggressive approach to Trump’s bid for reelection. TIME Magazine’s source claimed Obama emphasized that Biden needed to make the upcoming election a referendum on Trump rather than focusing solely on his agenda.

Months passed and Obama wasn’t seeing much in the way of improvements. In December, he returned to the White House, this time with a greater sense of urgency, according to The Post Millennial.

“He expressed concern the re-election campaign was behind schedule in building out its field operations and bottlenecked by Biden’s insistence on relying upon an insular group of advisers clustered in the West Wing, according to the same Democratic insider,” TIME reported about the meeting.

Obama told Biden he needed to take decisive action and failure to do so could secure victory for Trump in key battleground states, including several that Biden won in 2020.


Biden may be a bit too slow on the uptake of Obama’s advice. Polling numbers for the 2024 election are concerningly low for the incumbent.

Recent Real Clear Politics polling reveals an average approval rating of just 40.1% for Biden. His disapproval rate comes in at a whopping 56.4%.

Many polls indicate it will be a close race, with Trump leading within the margin of error. At this point of the game, Trump looks to have a significant lead in the crucial swing states of Arizona, Nevada, Georgia and Michigan.

Biden is an old dog when it comes to politics. Old dogs sometimes have a hard time picking up new tricks.

“This is how he’s always run his campaigns,” one Democratic strategist who worked with Biden told TIME. “He and his insiders know better. Last time, it worked, so he didn’t learn any of the lessons, and thinks he can run 2020 again.”

Biden may need a new trainer, if not Obama somebody else. Earlier this month a New York Times/Siena poll indicated that Trump would have a five-point lead over Biden if the election were held at that time.

The poll also showed a shift in voting demographics with Trump winning Hispanics outright and a significant 23% of black respondents favoring the GOP nominee.

Shifting a campaign strategy mid-stroke, on the other hand, for a man of Biden’s age, could sink him as well. It looks like a Catch-22 where Biden could lose either way.