Joe Biden says ‘this is not a third Obama term’ in first sit-down interview

Joe Biden says ‘this is not a third Obama term’ in first sit-down interview

Although his list of cabinet nominees included many Obama-era alumni, Joe Biden said the challenges facing him were unique

In his first sit-down interview since the election, President-elect Joe Biden declared his presidency would not be “a third Obama term” and promised to represent the full spectrum of the country and the Democratic party.

Speaking with NBC News’ Lester Holt on Tuesday evening, Biden said the challenges facing him were unique and sought to shake off the shadow of the man who he served as vice-president.

The interview came as Biden announced a slew of cabinet nominees, which included many alumni of the Obama administration.

“What do you say to those who wonder if you’re trying to create a third Obama term?” asked Holt.

“This is not a third Obama term. We face a totally different world than we faced in the Obama-Biden administration,” Biden answered. “President Trump has changed the landscape.”