He’s running for cover now.

According to The Daily Wire, Former President Barack Obama spoke with former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg for a potential Joe Biden endorsement.

“Obama reportedly did not directly tell Buttigieg to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden,” The Hill said. “But he did tell the former South Bend, Ind., mayor that he now has leverage and should consider how to use it, a Democratic official familiar with the conversation told the [New York] Times,” which reported on the conversation Monday.

“We need leadership to heal a divided nation, not drive us further apart,” Buttigieg said in his farewell speech. “We need a broad based agenda to truly deliver for the American people, not one that gets lost in ideology. We need an approach strong enough not only to win the White House, but hold the House, win the Senate and send [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell into retirement.”

Previously Obama reportedly told a group of Democratic donors that he’d “step in” if he felt Sen. Bernie Sanders was in danger of snagging the party’s presidential nomination. You can read the full article here.