Former President Barack Obama shared he was so annoyed with then-Vice President Joe Biden that he said to "shoot me now."
Obama made the comment in an excerpt for New York magazine national correspondent Gabriel Debenedetti's book soon to be released called The Long Alliance.
NEW: Biden and Obama's relationship was so strained that Obama wanted to drop him as VP.
Obama considered replacing Biden with Hillary Clinton, which left Biden "distraught."
"Shoot. Me. Now," Obama wrote to a staffer when Biden spoke
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The book also claims that Obama even thought about replacing Biden with Hillary Clinton as his running mate in 2012 to improve his chances at reelection.
The book also claimed Biden would take over a speech and go in a direction that was off script, turning the event into political chaos.
"I took control. I shouldn't do that. I'm not allowed to do that," Biden says before his handlers kick out the press. pic.twitter.com/kfiha6HN3G
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The surprising information coming in the new book is entertaining, but it's uncertain how much of it is confirmed.
The quotes will certainly make for interesting political fodder for conservatives who point out Biden's weaknesses ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.