Barack Obama

Former Obama Aide Backtracks Digs at Old Boss

Neera Tanden said he "really doesn't like people"

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Former Obama aide Neera Tanden took to Twitter on Tuesday to apologize for some choice words she uttered about her former boss.

In an interview with New York magazine published on Sunday, Tanden had been trying to explain why Obama didn't call former President Bill Clinton for the first two years of his administration.

"People say the reason Obama wouldn't call Clinton is because he doesn't like him," Tanden said. "The truth is, Obama doesn't call anyone, and he's not close to almost anyone. It's stunning that he's in politics, because he really doesn't like people. My analogy is that it's like becoming Bill Gates without liking computers."