Over the last seven years, President Obama and Vice President Biden have proven themselves to be an amazing team, but we are now learning that they are more than just a team, they’re family.
Sitting down with CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger recently, Joe Biden talked about how his family handled his son Beau’s illness and eventual death. He also told a story that will bring tears to your eyes.
During one of his weekly lunches with the president, he told him that he was worried about how he’d be able to take care of Beau’s family without his son’s salary as Delaware’s attorney general:
“I said, ‘But I worked it out.‘” Biden recalled telling Obama. “I said, ‘But — Jill and I will sell the house and be in good shape.'”
Obama, Biden remembered, pushed back vehemently on the thought of Biden and his wife selling their home in Wilmington, Delaware.
“He got up and he said, ‘Don’t sell that house. Promise me you won’t sell the house,'” Biden continued, speculating Obama would be “mad” he was retelling the story.
“He said, ‘I’ll give you the money. Whatever you need, I’ll give you the money. Don’t, Joe — promise me. Promise me.’ I said, ‘I don’t think we’re going to have to anyway.’ He said, ‘promise me,'” Biden recalled.
Beau was able to serve out his term as AG, but, sadly, died just six months after leaving office.
This story highlights just how amazing both the president and vice president are. Biden, for taking care of his son’s family when he was sick and Obama for also stepping in to take on a burden that was not his. It’s hard to imagine that we will ever see such a pair in the White House again.
Watch the interview below:
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