On the Wednesday after the election, President Obama addressed the nation for the first time since a Trump presidency became our reality. Obama spoke of his deep admiration for Clinton’s campaign and of his hopes for a peaceful transition of power.
In his speech, Obama reminded us that in a democracy, somebody always has to be the loser. Sometimes, even him. “I’ve lost elections before … Joe hasn’t,” Obama joked, gesturing to Vice-President Joe Biden, who was standing behind him during the speech. In case 2008 feels like a distant memory at this point, remember that Biden also ran a campaign to be the Democratic nominee for president that year, which he, obviously, did not win.
So when the vice-president popped his head into the shot, touched Obama’s shoulder, and joked, “You beat me badly,” it was almost a surprise…something that was needed when everyone was so sad about Trump’s win.
GOD WE WILL MISS THESE TWO MEN!!!