Former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Friday that the thing he was most proud of about the Obama administration was that there was "not one single whisper of scandal."
"The thing I'm proudest of is we, coincidentally, we were each in a different part of the country and we were each talking to groups of people that were being televised. On the same day, purely coincidentally, we were asked what are you proudest of from your administration? You know what I said—he said the same thing, though probably a bit more clearly than I did: Not one single whisper of scandal," Biden said on ABC's The View. "That's because of Barack Obama."
This has been a common refrain among Democrats and people in the media. In 2018, Obama himself declared his presidency was free from scandal.
"I didn't have scandals, which seems like it shouldn't be something you brag about," Obama said.
Despite Obama's claim of a scandal free presidency, his administration was plagued by numerous scandals. Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's email scandal, the administration's response to the 2012 terror attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, a scandal involving the IRS targeting conservative organizations, Operation Fast and Furious, Department of Justice's tracking of reporter James Rosen, the Solyndra scandal, and the failures of the Department of Veterans Affairs are a few of the scandals to have occurred throughout Obama's time in office.
Biden was asked by host Joy Behar why Obama hasn't come out and endorsed him, to which he said he asked Obama not to endorse him.
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