White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday said President Biden and former President Barack Obama talk “regularly” but refused to say how often to avoid “violating” the privacy of their friendship.
The relationship between Biden and his boss of eight years has been a point of intrigue in Washington. Obama lives only about 2 miles from the White House, though Psaki appeared to indicate they speak primarily by phone.
“How involved is former President Obama and first lady Obama in the Biden-Harris administration?” journalist Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade asked Psaki at her daily press briefing.
Psaki said, “They’re not just former colleagues, I guess you’d call them as president and vice president, but they also remain close friends, and they talk regularly about a range of issues from policy issues to bouncing ideas off of each other to their families. So, they are in close touch but we just don’t read out those specific calls. We