Obama ‘jealous’ of Biden’s administration, new book alleges

While former President Barack Obama made it out as if he and his vice president, Joe Biden, were the best of friends, a new book alleges that’s not the case — at least not now.

According to Fox News, the soon-to-be-released book by two New York Times reporters said there’s been “tension” between President Biden and former President Obama, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi even describing Obama as “jealous” of Biden.

The bombshell allegations about the strained relationship come from “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future” by Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin.

In a copy obtained by Fox News, the authors say Obama had “complicated feelings” about Biden taking the White House.

The two only spoke “occasionally” by phone at the beginning of Biden’s presidency, the authors say.

Even at that, the conversations between the two were “hardly the stuff of the tight brotherhood both men had sold to the country as a cheery political fable.”

The reason, according to the House speaker, was jealousy.

“Nancy Pelosi, who spoke regularly with the former president, came away from her conversations with Obama during this period with a matter-of-fact diagnosis. She told a friend: ‘Obama is jealous of Biden,’” the book claims.

Another Biden adviser said Obama likely has issues with how Biden’s administration is covered compared to how his was.

“I am confident that Barack is not happy with the coverage of this administration as more transformative than his,” he said.

The book isn’t the first report to emerge that the relationship between Obama and Biden wasn’t quite as rosy as it seemed.

In a 2020 Politico piece, reporters revealed that Obama had discouraged Biden from a 2016 run. “The president was not encouraging,” Biden recalled regarding a private meeting on the issue with Obama.

In addition, Obama privately told prominent Democrats that he questioned Biden’s ability to fill the role.

“Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f*** things up,” Obama reportedly told one Democrat.