The White House on Thursday said President Biden and former President Barack Obama “talk regularly” about a “range of issues,” as well as personal matters, but did not disclose the frequency of those conversations.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday said Biden and Obama “are not just former colleagues, I guess you call them, as president and vice president.”
“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,” Psaki said. “So they are in close touch, but we just don’t read out those specific calls.”
She added: “We keep them private.”
Psaki was pressed, though, on how regularly the two speak.
“That would be violating their friendship,” she said. “The privacy of their friendship, I should say.”
Psaki was also asked whether Biden kept in close touch with other former presidents, to which she replied Obama “is the former president he is most frequently in touch with.”
“I’m not going to define it more, other than to say they engage, not just about important moments in our country, but also about their own families,” Psaki said.