Barack ObamaBarack Obama’s time in office was defined by his allies’ fierce loyalty to him.

Administration officials stuck by Obama and helped him cover-up scandals, wrongdoings, and crimes through a code of silence.

But now Barack Obama couldn’t believe what this top ally said about him.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is trying to restart his campaign in Iowa with an eight-day “No Malarkey” bus tour through the Hawkeye State.

The trip got off to a rough start with small crowds and Biden pictured nibbling on his wife’s fingers as she spoke.

Biden hoped to reset the narrative by granting the fake news Washington, D.C. swamp gossip site POLITICO an exclusive interview.

But even when Biden sat down for a friendly interview with Democrat Party supporting so-called “reporters”, Biden managed to make news for all the wrong reasons.

During his chat with POLITICO, Biden repeated his outrageous lie that Biden asked Barack Obama not to endorse him when he entered the race.

POLITICO exclusively reported:

Biden reiterated that he asked Obama not to endorse him, and he stuck by that stance even when asked whether he’d want Obama’s backing if the field narrowed to three people.

“No, because everyone knows I’m close with him,” Biden said. “I don’t need an Obama endorsement.”

In addition, Biden also claimed, without citing evidence, that in 2008 the Obama campaign used Biden to connect with portions of the Democrat Party base – including black voters – because Obama lacked a bond with those Democrats.

POLITICO also exclusively reported:

Biden went on to say that as Obama’s vice presidential pick, he provided crucial relationships with the base of the Democratic Party, including with African Americans, and with voters in places such as Pennsylvania, Colorado, Virginia and Florida..

“I was the one who was sent in,” he said. “And the reason was, because all the polling and data showed that I had those relationships with the base of the Democratic Party as well as African-American Americans. And so I did as many African Americans events as Barack did.”

The idea Barack Obama – the first black presidential nominee – needed a 66-year-old white man to connect with black voters is preposterous.

Finally, Biden disputed a quote by Obama that POLITICO reported Obama told someone that Biden lacked a connection to the electorate.

“He may have said that. And if it’s true, and he said it, there’s truth to it,” Biden told POLITICO, adding that in his career he “mostly campaigned for other people in the time I’ve been here. And I’ve never been in a position seeking the nomination where I have had the money and the organization to be able to get open headquarters all over the state.”

Biden’s campaign is struggling to gain traction in states like Iowa and New Hampshire because that is where voters actually see the candidates.

Biden polls well nationally and in later primary states because voters support the idea of Joe Biden.

But in places where voters get an up-close and personal look at the former Vice President, they turn away and look for other candidates.

American Patriot Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.