Obama’s Lon­don vis­it sparks ques­tions about motive and whether Biden is involved

Obama’s London visit sparks questions about motive and whether Biden is involved

For­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma made a sur­prise trip to Lon­don on Mon­day, less than a day after a report sur­faced claim­ing Pres­i­dent Joe Biden fre­quent­ly mea­sures him­self against his for­mer boss.
The for­mer pres­i­dent was spot­ted vis­it­ing Unit­ed King­dom Prime Min­is­ter Rishi Sunak at his offi­cial res­i­dence at 10 Down­ing St. The vis­it to the res­i­dence was his first since a 2016 trip at the end of his pres­i­den­cy, when David Cameron was prime min­is­ter.

For­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma, fol­lowed by Unit­ed States ambas­sador to the Unit­ed King­dom Jane Hart­ley, leaves fol­low­ing a meet­ing at 10 Down­ing Street, Lon­don, Mon­day March 18, 2024. (Ste­fan Rousseau/PA via AP)

The “infor­mal cour­tesy drop-in” last­ed about an hour, dur­ing which Oba­ma and Sunak dis­cussed var­i­ous top­ics. The vis­it was of his own voli­tion and osten­si­bly unre­lat­ed to Biden.
The absence of Biden, or per­haps his influ­ence, stoked rumors that Oba­ma made the trip as part of his own inter­est in pow­er.
Obama’s vis­it came in the imme­di­ate wake of an Axios report that detailed a “rival­ry” between staffers of the Oba­ma and Biden admin­is­tra­tions and the two men them­selves. Accord­ing to the repo …