It is difficult to argue against the idea that Joe Biden wasn’t a very enthusiastic candidate in 2020. The septuagenarian politician seemed quite content to remain at home in Delaware with his dogs and family and relax through the twilight years.
The Democratic Party somehow convinced him to fun anyway, pegging Biden as the only candidate who could garner enough votes among centrists and moderates to give Donald Trump a run for his money.
But now that Biden’s in the White House, there have been persistent questions about who’s really doing the heavy lifting in the Oval Office and who’s steering the ship.
This latest bit of news certainly won’t put any of that speculation to rest.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday said that President Biden maintains “regular” communication with Barack Obama on a number of issues.
Psaki was asked by a reporter whether Obama had visited the White House and how often the two speak, to which she responded that Obama and Biden have a relationship that is not defined as president and vice president – instead, they are “friends.”
“They consult and talk about a range of issues and I would expect that continues through the course of President Biden’s presidency,” Psaki said. “That can be done over the phone it turns out, and I think if President Obama had been here, you would all know.”
Psaki declined to give an exact number of times that the powerful pair had spoken, but said they “keep in regular touch” and their respective teams also were in regular touch “about a range of issues.”
Obama has long been a controversial figure in American politics, particularly as it pertains to policies such as Obamacare, which some on the right have suggested is a stepping stone toward socialism.
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