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Obama Is Now Campaigning for Germany's Angela Merkel—Or His Face Is, Anyway

Josh Lowe
Obama Is Now Campaigning for Germany's Angela Merkel—Or His Face Is, Anyway

Barack Obama as good as admitted, back in December, that he missed the campaign trail, when he told his formed aide David Axelrod in an interview that he would have won the 2016 election against Donald Trump. Sadly for him, that pesky constitution keeps him from standing again in the U.S. But he is getting one more moment out on the road nonetheless—in Germany. As Chancellor Angela Merkel battles for re-election in the country’s federal election on September 24, her allies have decided that the former president’s endorsement is a powerful weapon in their arsenal.