A new book written by two New York Times reporters has claimed that US’ first lady, Jill Biden, was not happy with her husband, Joe Biden‘s choice of Kamala Harris as his running mate.

The book, ‘This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future’, is written by Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns. It is scheduled for release on May 3, however, excerpts have already been reported.  

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The book talks about the alleged tensions between Biden’s and Harris’s teams. It describes the relationship between the president and vice-president as “friendly but not close,” adding that “their weekly lunches lacked a real depth of personal and political intimacy.”

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The authors claim in the book that the first lady criticised her husband for picking the California senator as his running mate despite her “attacking” him during a debate. 

“Speaking in confidence with a close adviser to her husband’s campaign, the future first lady posed a pointed question. There are millions of people in the United States, she began. Why, she asked, do we have to choose the one who attacked Joe?” the book claims.

Harris, during a debate in Miami in 2019, had called out Biden on his record on race. 

After the excerpts were reported, a spokesperson for Jill Biden told Politico, “Many books will be written on the 2020 campaign, with countless retellings of events – some accurate, some inaccurate. The first lady and her team do not plan to comment on any of them.”