An “unusually good source” has told Tucker Carlson that Former President Barack Obama is growing disillusioned about President Joe Biden’s chances in November, citing a growing rift between both families, the former Fox News star says. The Obamas and Bidens have never been particularly close, and the president’s poor debate performance last week has increased worries about his declining mental sharpness and his ability to counter attacks by former President Donald Trump.

Carlson, posting on X, said that Obama is privately sharing his concerns with allies. He admitted that Biden “can’t win” and has not yet been honest with his former vice president about his true feelings. “Obama’s tweet supporting Joe Biden was disingenuous. In private, Obama is telling people Biden can’t win, and he is therefore in favor of an open convention,” Carlson reported. “Obama will not say whom he supports, nor as of yesterday afternoon had he met personally with Biden to deliver the message.”

“Relations between the Obamas and the Bidens have never been warm. At times they’ve been hostile. But recently they’ve deteriorated further, mostly due to Jill Biden. In the hours and days after the debate, she kept her husband cloistered away from anyone who might convince him to drop out,” Carlson continued. “Jill Biden is the driving force behind her husband’s reelection campaign, just as she was in 2020, when other members of the family (including Biden’s sister Val) considered him too impaired to run. The next generation of potential Democratic candidates understands all this as an opportunity and they’re circling, particularly Gretchen Whitmer, who is promoting herself aggressively.”

Publicly, Obama is still backing Biden. He wrote on X after the president’s horrendous debate performance against former President Donald Trump on Thursday: “Bad debate nights happen. Trust me, I know. But this election is still a choice between someone who has fought for ordinary folks his entire life and someone who only cares about himself. Between someone who tells the truth; who knows right from wrong and will give it to the American people straight — and someone who lies through his teeth for his own benefit. Last night didn’t change that, and it’s why so much is at stake in November.”

Meanwhile, according to a recent Axios report, Michelle Obama is reportedly hesitant to campaign for President Biden due to frustrations over how her friend, Kathleen Buhle, was treated after her divorce from Hunter Biden. Michelle, who became friends with Buhle during her time in the White House, has remained close to her following Buhle’s separation from Hunter in 2015 and their subsequent divorce in 2017. Buhle’s memoir “If We Break” details how Hunter’s addictions and infidelity led to the dissolution of their marriage and how she felt “largely exiled” from the Biden family afterward, as reported.

The Biden family was reportedly upset by Buhle’s book, even though it was published a year after Hunter Biden’s 2021 memoir, “Beautiful Things,” which focused on his struggles with addiction. In 2017, Axios also reported that former President Obama attended a fundraiser for the Beau Biden Foundation, a children’s advocacy group, in Wilmington, Delaware. During this time, Hunter Biden, who had recently divorced Buhle, was in a relationship with his late brother’s widow, Hallie Biden. A source told Axios that Obama described the situation as “weird s–t,” although he has denied making such a statement since then, Fox News reported.

Obama has expressed that Buhle was mistreated after her marriage to Hunter ended, according to people close to her. While Michelle continues to work with a voter registration group, she has notably not been actively campaigning for President Biden as he faces reelection against former President Trump. Her absence from the campaign trail is attributed to her dislike for the demands of partisan politics, rather than campaigning for other candidates.

Obama initially hesitated to campaign for Joe during his 2020 presidential run but ultimately participated and spoke at the Democratic National Convention. Despite some reported tension in their relationship, there are ongoing discussions about her involvement in campaigning for Biden again. Michelle, who maintains high approval ratings, is considered a powerful political asset by Democrats.

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