The Real Fake President

U.S. President Joe Biden fist bumps former President Barack Obama.
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The Real Fake President

Joe Biden wanders aimlessly offstage as Barack Obama takes the spotlight.

Barack Obama was back at the White House last week. This was the first time since his presidency that he has returned to the halls of power in person. He was there at Joe Biden’s invitation, ostensibly to celebrate the 12-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. But there was clearly a lot more going on than the commemoration of a socialist law that is now largely defunct.

Obama, with Biden as his vice president, pushed through the act, also known as Obamacare, two years into his scandal-ridden presidency. That landmark law, which the Supreme Court upheld as a form of “tax,” forced all American citizens into a socialist health-care program. It massively increased the government’s control over the health-care industry and paved the way for the eventual merger of Big Government with Big Pharma.

American journalists have historically prided themselves on hard news and asking hard questions of those in power for the sake of their readers and viewers. And this occasion brought to mind plenty of questions for Obama: Twelve years on, was Obamacare a success? Is corruption in the Food and Drug Administration a serious issue? Does the 2017 repeal of the individual mandate cripple the law? Was it right to require an individual mandate in the first place? Is Obamacare socialist? Are Americans healthier now? How much has it cost? And, Is this the real reason you’re back?

Instead, the behavior of journalists harmonized with their behavior 12 years ago and throughout Obama’s campaign and presidency: They fawned over his “star power.”

Their “soft news” headlines about how happy powerful Democrats were to see each other and Obama at the White House also belied something that really is hard news: who is really in charge.

Biden was Obama’s vice president for eight years from 2009 to 2017. Obama then helped him become president in 2021 through an election riddled with fraud that favored Biden.

If you read anything about last week’s visit, you probably read that during his remarks, Obama greeted “Vice President Biden.” Biden saluted him in return. Everyone laughed, and Obama said it wasn’t a gaffe but an intended joke. It was also almost certainly intended to dismiss as a joke the idea that Obama still controls Biden from behind the scenes. But as the afternoon progressed, Obama’s joke looked more and more like a literal statement of reality.

Biden began his speech by stating, “My name is Joe Biden, and I’m Barack Obama’s vice president.”

After Biden finished his speech praising Obama for being the main force to personally push through Obamacare, the crowd swarmed around him—Obama, not Biden. Biden, supposedly the most powerful man in America and the leader of the free world, wandered aimlessly around the room with no one to talk to and staring at the ceiling. One former Trump official captioned video of the event “Biden the Bystander. At his own party.” At one point, he tried to get Obama’s attention repeatedly, finally grabbing his shoulder and holding onto it for a while—while Obama still pointedly ignored him for a bit and continued talking to the group that had gathered around him.

Even with the revelations of Biden’s corruption again coming to light from his son’s laptop, it’s still kind of sad to see a senile old man being upstaged by the real fake president of the United States. You cannot help but think back to comments Obama made toward the end of Donald Trump’s presidency.

“People would ask me, ‘Knowing what you know now, do you wish you had a third term?’” Obama told comedian Stephan Colbert after the election in November 2020. (Interestingly, YouTube added a label to this video defending the election results.) “And I used to say, ‘You know what, if I could make an arrangement where I had a stand-in, a front man or front woman, and they had an earpiece in and I was just in my basement in my sweats looking through the stuff and I could sort of deliver the lines, but somebody else was doing all the talking and ceremony, I would be fine with that,’ because I found the work fascinating.”

People will say that’s a joke for a comedian, just like referring to “Vice President Biden” last week is played for laughs. But do you think Obama hasn’t been manipulating things in the four years since he left office? All the Democrats in the room for the 12-year anniversary of his Affordable Care Act knew Obama was the man to talk to if they wanted something done, so they completely ignored Joe Biden, leaving him to meander aimlessly on the sidelines in front of the cameras.

Biden and Harris are normally speaking the lines, but Obama and his team are the ones determining what those lines are. At almost the same time as Obama was joking about controlling a “stand-in,” American Spectator author Freddy Gray was noting that “the incoming Biden administration is arguably more Obama-ish than the original Obama administration was.”

Many conservatives are crying out over the radical, destructive decisions coming from Washington. They are rallying, chanting and speaking out against Joe Biden. But they are missing something. The real center of power in Washington isn’t 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It’s 8 miles away, where Obama lives. After leaving the White House, Obama became the first president in 95 years to stay in Washington, adding another multimillion-dollar home to his collection.

You could say Obama has been working remotely.

We know some of what Obama has been up to. We know that before he left office, in meetings attended by Joe Biden, he directed his national security team to advance the false accusation that Donald Trump had colluded with the Russian government to steal the 2016 election. We know that it was Obama who telephoned Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to convince him to withdraw from the race and help Joe Biden beat Bernie Sanders for the presidential nomination. It was also Obama who worked with Mark Zuckerberg and others to flood key districts with enough fraudulent mail-in ballots to steal the 2020 election from Donald Trump.

Joe Biden is the fake president of the United States. But the real fake president is Barack Obama.

As the late Rush Limbaugh said, “Biden will serve at the pleasure of Barack Obama.”

We don’t see Obama and Biden in the same room much these days. But last week’s footage from the White House indicates to the world who really runs the United States. So does the news that Obama is now going to hold weekly meetings with Biden. This isn’t just to boost Biden’s terrible poll numbers. This is to continue controlling the United States federal government.

And he will remain in control even if Biden doesn’t stay in the White House. Investigative journalist Lee Smith has reported that Obama will continue to be able to run the government from behind the scenes through Kamala Harris, who would take over if Biden left. It is an open secret in Washington that Obama has little regard for Biden’s ability to lead. And now the liberal New York Times and Washington Post, as if on cue, are suddenly reporting on the Biden family’s criminal connections to Chinese, Kazakh, Russian and Ukrainian nationals. This could be a sign that Obama is preparing to pull the plug on Biden and start working more with Harris. But whether or not this happens, the American people need to realize that they are not living through Joe Biden’s first term. They are living through Barack Obama’s third.

“I think what’s interesting here is that now we understand that Obama is going to have weekly meetings with Joe Biden,” Fox News host Maria Bartiromo said on April 5. “So if you didn’t think Obama was running the country before, maybe you can know that he’s running the country now, given his weekly meetings with Joe Biden.”

As time goes on, more people are waking up to a reality that my father, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry, has emphasized repeatedly.

Many people can clearly see that Joe Biden is not really in charge of the government,” my father wrote in “This Isn’t Incompetence. This Is Treason!” “He has filled his administration with Obama-era officials, and Mr. Obama himself is really directing the show! Some say—correctly—that this is effectively Obama’s third term. Eight years ago, during Obama’s presidency, I wrote my booklet America Under Attack. It explains the reason behind these ruinous policies. I wrote, ‘Many people can see that these are disastrous decisions. But we must understand that this isn’t simply the result of ineptitude on the part of this administration, or naivety about how the world really works. We are seeing the aftereffects of a calculated, aggressive, satanic attack aimed at weakening and ultimately destroying the nations of Israel, starting with the world’s most powerful nation!’ That booklet exposes the spiritual reality behind these terrible actions.”

In America Under Attack, my father explains that Obama is a modern-day type of the “king of fierce countenance” prophesied in Daniel 8. This was fulfilled in type by the ancient King Antiochus Epiphanes, a wicked ruler who obtained power through lies, targeted people with biblical beliefs, and slaughtered them. Through his own presidency and through the illegitimate Biden regime, Obama has declared war on the what little biblical heritage America has left—and has decimated it.

News about Obama went quiet after he left office, but we at the Trumpet have kept an eye on him. In “Barack Obama in Bible Prophecy,” my father wrote that Obama was the “at the epicenter of the election crisis and the radical left’s effort to prevent Donald Trump from being reelected!” He wrote that 2 Kings 14:23-29 is not only history but also prophecy of a movement in the end-time to “blot out the name of Israel from under heaven.” Daniel 8:12 describes that fierce king who “cast down the truth to the ground” in America.

We are currently getting a clear look at the agenda of this Antiochus figure. Radical leftists have taken off the mask in an open attempt to seize power. America, as 2 Kings 14:26 states, is suffering bitter affliction. But in this process, God is much more fully exposing the corruption and the agenda of Obama and other revolutionary radical leftists. This is a warning from God to everyday Americans. When the people do not deeply love truth, they let it go and they come to believe lies (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12). Americans have allowed this sinful condition to worsen to the point where our presidency itself is a lie!

Recognize this warning. To learn what the Bible prophesies, order your free copy of America Under Attack, by Gerald Flurry.