Barack Obama never thought that he would be put into such a position of power again.
But Joe Biden handed him the reins of power in ways he never expected.
Barack Obama got terrifying news from the White House that made him smile.
Personal reports don’t paint a particularly warm relationship between President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama.
Despite the fact that Joe Biden served for eight years as Obama’s Vice President, Biden revealed that before being elected President, Biden had never been inside the presidential “residence” area of the White House.
According to The New York Times, Obama tried to talk Biden out of running for president. “’You don’t have to do this, Joe, you really don’t,’ Mr. Obama told Mr. Biden earlier this year, according to a person familiar with the exchange,” the Times reported during the Democratic primary.
Yet despite Obama’s strained relationship with Biden in the past, Biden is relying on Obama to guide him on policy now.
Biden is in “regular” contact with Obama to get his advice, according to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
“President Obama is taking part, I think within the next hour, in an event with Protect Our Care, talking about the Affordable Care Act. Has — has he — the question is: Has he visited the White House yet? Or, indeed, are there any — do you know how often he has spoken to President Biden? And are there any plans for him to take part in advocacy at administration events going forward?” a reporter asked Psaki.
“Well, I will say, having a unique view of this question, they are not just — they were not just the President and Vice President; they are friends, and they consult and talk about a range of issues. And, you know, I would expect that continues through the course of President Biden’s presidency,” Psaki responded. “That can be done over the phone, it turns out. And I don’t — I think if President Obama had been here, you would all know; he’s a recognizable figure. But I expect, given former President Obama’s work on the Affordable Care Act, President Biden’s commitment to expanding access to healthcare throughout his presidency, that, you know, it’s an issue they’ll talk about. But in terms of what he’ll be involved in, I would point you to his team. Eric Schultz — I can give you his phone number if you need it.”
The reporter asked how many times Biden and Obama had spoken to each other.
“I don’t have an exact number for you. You know, they keep in regular touch and our teams are in regular touch about a range of issues.” Psaki responded.
There are increasing concerns that Biden isn’t physically fit for office after Biden repeatedly fell walking up stairs and he referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as “President Harris.”
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