Former president Barack Obama headlined his first fundraiser for Joe Biden on Tuesday, at an event that raised $7.6 million for his former vice president’s campaign. That is the most money raised for at any Biden event this cycle.
With 175,000 donors chipping in, Obama and Biden appeared virtually before thousands of donors. Obama criticized his successor, but it was a contrast to the theatrics and wild accusations that Donald Trump has used against him.
“Not only are young people fed up with the shambolic disorganized mean spirited approach to governance that we’ve seen over the last couple of years, but more than that are eager to take on some of the core challenges that have been facing this country for centuries,” Obama said.