BARACK Obama "bluntly" told Joe Biden to keep his speeches short, interviews crisp and to trim his tweets.
Democratic officials told The New York Times the former president gave the advice to Biden just months ahead of the November election.
In his advice to his former VP, Obama reportedly told Biden to make short speeches, keep crisp interviews, and cut his tweets.
The advice came in a move to help Biden gain votes ahead of President Trump, Democrat officials told The New York Times.
Obama speaks with the presidential nominee and his campaign staff "frequently," The New York Times reported.
The former president officially endorsed Biden as the Democratic nominee in April.
Reports of the advice from Obama came days after Biden came under fire for gaffeing the number of people that died from COVID-19 during a campaign event.
"People don’t have a job, people don’t know where to go, they don’t know what to do," Biden said.
"Now we have over 120million dead from COVID," he said.
As of Thursday, over 120,000 Americans had died from the coronavirus – not 120million.
During an interview with Fox News, Trump called the blunder a "serious error."
"That's a serious error…That’s not a permissible type of error," the president said.
Trump has dubbed Biden "Sleepy Joe," – and the former VP has even called himself a "gaffe-machine" for making mix-ups when he speaks.
Recent polls from The New York Times and Siena College have shown Biden in an overall 14-point lead over his Republican counterpart.
Another poll showed Biden with leads of six to 11 points ahead of Trump across six battleground states.
If Biden won the votes in the swing states, they could be key to his winning the election.
A CNBC poll showed Biden beating Trump in all issues – except the economy.
Although some polls have showed Biden in the lead, it's possible Trump could still win ahead of Biden – as was seen in the 2016 election against Hillary Clinton.
Trump's campaign has called into question the polls, and in a memo denied that he wasn't likely to win.
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