Barack Obama reportedly expressed private doubts about Joe Biden becoming the Democrat presidential nominee in 2020.
According to Politico the former president told one Democrat: “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f… things up.”
Mr Obama was also said to have spoken about his own understanding of the 2020 Democrat electorate in Iowa.
“And you know who really doesn’t have it? Joe Biden,” he reportedly said.
There were said to have been lingering tensions between the two after Mr Obama supported Hillary Clinton for the nomination in 2016.