Even when people think former President Donald J. Trump is sounding crazy, the forty-fifth president is highlighting a sad truth. In a campaign rally, the former president accused his likely Democratic Party opponent, President Joe Biden, of being little more than a political sock puppet for Trump’s predecessor (and Biden’s old boss), the forty-fourth president, Barack Obama.
Enter the mainstream media to do what it does best: cover for the Democrats—specifically Obama—by categorically denying whatever claims Trump is making about the Democrats and Obama. And that, dear readers, is the tell that there’s something greater afoot and Trump is likely very much over the target.
Barack Obama is the Shadow President
You see, Barack Obama has been the shadow president since he left office. It was Obama who orchestrated the Russia collusion investigation into Trump that dogged the forty-fifth president’s first two years in office.
Obama appointees led the crusade against Trump from within the Byzantine bureaucracy that is Washington, D.C. Barack Obama maintained a residence in the posh neighborhood of Kalorama in northwest D.C., where it was nicknamed by the sycophantic press as the “headquarters of the Resistance” (the orchestrated movement by the American Left to undermine and destroy the Trump presidency from within).
This paradoxically made Biden the perfect man to run against Trump, because he would be completely indebted to the last “successful” Democratic Party president, Barack Obama. Which Biden is. And Biden pays homage by regularly checking in with the real master of the party, Mr. Obama.
What’s more, the same Obama loyalists who led the jihad against Trump, who previously served in the Obama Administration, ended up staffing both the Biden Campaign in 2020 and, later, the Biden Administration. That’s why there is almost zero chance that Biden, either directly or indirectly, is anything but a puppet for Obama and his stooges.
Biden has himself been an Obama stooge for the better part of a decade now, owing much of his national political success—and, by extension, much of his family’s ill-gotten wealth—specifically to Obama’s largesse over the years.
Joe Biden Goes Full Barack Obama–Never Go Full Obama
Just look at the Biden Administration’s policies.
At home, Biden immediately undid most, if not all, of Trump’s executive orders. The forty-sixth president then spent his days realigning the nation’s politics and economy away from what Trump had created and back toward the turgid place it was in during the Obama years.
Just as with Obama, Biden has massively expanded the size and scope of the federal government while stunting American free enterprise. And, like Obama, Biden is spending gobs of tax dollars on mostly pointless and ill-conceived programs (this is not a defense of Trump’s spending, which takes the cake for being out-of-control, by the way).
In foreign policy, Biden has reverted to the Obama policies on Russia and Ukraine. He’s embraced the obsequiousness toward Iran that defined Barack Obama’s failed Iran policies.
At the same time, Biden has endeavored to effectively gut the Trump Administration’s Abraham Accords, which attempted to unite Israel with the Sunni Arab states in an anti-Iran alliance.
Just as with Obama in 2011 during the hasty American exit from Iraq, Biden abandoned Afghanistan in such a sloppy way that it ensured the United States would be made less safe for a long time.
Biden has ignored numerous Chinese provocations in the South China Sea, too.
Biden is Truly Obama’s Third Term
In fact, Biden’s presidency looks like an unofficial third term for Barack Obama. It likely is.
Trump knows it and so do the reporters in the mainstream press—which is why they’re going ballistic over Trump’s very accurate accusations that Obama has been running the country from behind Joe Biden for the last three years.
Donald Trump may be the equivalent of the Mad King from Game of Thrones, but Joe Biden is essentially King Théoden from Lord of the Rings who has been made into little more than a mouthpiece for the evil Grima Wormtongue (in this case, Barack Obama).
And the Mad King is right about Biden being controlled by Obama and those around Barack Obama.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor and an energy analyst at the The-Pipeline, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert occasionally serves as a Subject Matter Expert for various organizations, including the Department of Defense. He can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.