‘Breaking Biden’ Author: Obama Specifically Picked Biden as VP Because Joe Was ‘Bad with Money’

Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow said that his new New York Times bestselling book Breaking Biden includes a number of forgotten biographical details about Joe Biden, including the fact that he was tapped as former President Barack Obama’s running mate “specifically for being bad with money.”

Marlow recounted this detail during an interview about Breaking Biden on the Drill Down Podcast with seven-time New York Times bestselling investigative author Peter Schweizer.

“There is a fair bit of biography in the book,” Marlow said. “I tried to keep it as tight as possible. But I do think you have to get to know Joe to really understand [him] if we ever want to beat them. We have to get to know him better than we know him.”

“One of the reasons why Barack Obama picked Joe Biden was specifically because he was poor,” Marlow continued. “[Obama] actually liked the optics of having one of the poorest guys in the Senate [as his running mate]. And this is so crazy to me because we were just in an era recently where if someone made money and someone made it in America, we pointed to those people as the example—like, ‘Wow, that person really has what it takes. They know what they’re doing.’ Joe Biden’s family has made money and lost it so many times you lose count. And that was a virtue for Barack Obama. And then, Joe gets in and presides over the worst economic policy—I’ve got two chapters on this in the book—imaginable. And it just haunts me that he was tapped specifically for being bad with money. And now we’ve got the Bidenflation. We’ve got these insane EV policies that enrich China.”

Schweizer then noted the irony of the Biden family corruption that accelerated with Joe Biden’s elevation to the vice presidency.

“What’s remarkable about that story, by the way, is Barack Obama says, ‘I’m going to get this guy who’s poor, who they would argue hasn’t cashed in.’ And what does Joe Biden do? ‘I’m Vice President now. Now’s the opportunity to really make bank!’ I mean, it’s shocking,” Schweizer said.

Vice presidential candidate Joe Biden and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama wave during a rally in Sunrise, Florida, on Oct. 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Schweizer praised Breaking Biden as a “terrific book” and declared that Marlow has “out-researched” him with this carefully sourced exposé on the Biden family.

Breaking Biden is a terrific book,” Schweizer said. “I think you did a great job with it. I learned things reading this book. And I don’t say that lightly because, as you know, I’ve studied [Biden] for a long time.”

Schweizer also praised Marlow’s extensive research and over 1,600 endnotes in Breaking Biden. “He’s got the thicker spine, more pages, and he’s got more endnotes. So, Alex, you have out-researched me, which is saying something,” Schweizer quipped about Breaking Biden.

This is, of course, high praise coming from the #1 bestselling author of Red-HandedProfiles in Corruption, and Clinton Cash. Schweizer’s Profiles in Corruption is widely credited for providing much of the groundwork for subsequent investigations into the Biden family corruption.

Breaking Biden: Exposing the Hidden Forces and Secret Money Machine Behind Joe Biden, His Family, and His Administration is available in hardcover, eBook, and audiobook read by the author.

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