Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday floated a new conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama is secretly “running things” in President Joe Biden’s administration “from behind the scenes.” The pro-Trump anchor made the claims during a segment about Biden’s presidential legacy.
Conservative commentator and Turning Point USA founder, Charlie Kick, said Biden appeared determined to prove to Obama he “could do what you couldn’t do when it comes to pandering to the liberal base and implementing progressive policy”.
“Ah!” Ms Bartiromo replied.
“That’s what it is. I know he’s on the phone all the time with Obama and I’m hearing that he’s running things from behind the scenes,” she said.
Neither Kirk nor Bartiromo provided further detail on their sources for their new conspiracy theory.
Maria Bartiromo says she is “hearing” that Barack Obama is secretly running the government “behind the scenes.” pic.twitter.com/P5rVAFqZX5
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