White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that President Biden and former President Barack Obama speak « regularly » but refused to say how often to avoid « invading » the privacy of their friendship .
The relationship between Biden and his eight-year-old boss was a point of intrigue in Washington. Obama lives only about 2 miles from the White House, although Psaki apparently states that they mainly speak by phone.
« How involved are former President Obama and First Lady Obama in the Biden Harris administration? » Washington Blade journalist Chris Johnson asked Psaki at their daily press conference.
Psaki said, « Not only are you ex-colleagues, I think you would call them President and Vice-Presidents, but they remain close friends, too they regularly speak on a range of topics, from political issues to the ricocheting of ideas from others on their families. So they’re in close contact, but we just don’t read out those specific calls. We keep them private. «
» No, that would violate their friendship – the privacy of their friendship, I should say, « said Psaki.
O’Keefe asked if Biden was in regular contact with any of the other four living ex-presidents two of whom are Democrats.
« I would say he is the president he is with most often – the former president with whom he is most in contact, » said Psaki. </ p When O'Keefe asked again how often Obama and Biden communicate, Psaki said, "I will not define it any other than saying that they are not only concerned with important moments in our country, but also with their own families. They have a personal connection, so they discuss a number of issues when they connect. ”
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