It’s no secret that Barack Obama and Joe Biden have a bromance that kindled when they took the reins as president and vice-president of the U.S., and steadily flourished over their two consecutive terms. In fact, it was so well-known that it sparked numerous memes, and now Biden’s daughter reveals the former veep has a favourite.
"See? Doesn't this feel right?"
"Joe I'm not leaving my wife for you."
"You said we'd be together forev-"
"8 years. I said 8 years." pic.twitter.com/C2PoAXCD00
— Ol' QWERTY Bastard (@TheDiLLon1) October 17, 2016
In an interview with Moneyish, Ashley Biden said that her father “sat there for an hour and laughed” when she brought the memes to his attention. But the one that shows both men embracing as their wives also embrace, with the caption “Joe, I’m not leaving my wife for you,” especially tickled the elder Biden.
While the many memes about their bromance depict Biden as an incorrigible scamp who attempts to booby trap the White House ahead of the arrival of the new administration and tries to lure Obama away from work, the former president called his pal and running mate “the best vice president America has ever had” when he presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction in January.
“To know Joe Biden is to know love without pretense, service without self-regard and to live life fully,” he said.
Biden: *whispers* I left a bag of Cheetos in the bathroom.
Biden: in case he needs to powder his nose.
Obama: Joe…. pic.twitter.com/GHUAqwrHlC
— Common White Girl (@girlposts) November 16, 2016
Biden: bro come over
Obama: bro we're supposed to be packing
Biden: look I made a flipagram of us throughout our 8 years
Obama: BROO pic.twitter.com/eyXvy0RMZZ
— Sol 💜🌈 (@queerstewart) November 11, 2016
Obama: "Joe, why are you still holding my hand?"
Biden: "I wanna freak Mike Pence out"
Obama: "But why?"
Biden: "Just roll with it" pic.twitter.com/o5KZZ0Ysgz
— thomas a moore 🎈 (@Thomas_A_Moore) November 12, 2016
Ashley, who recently launched Livelihood, a collection of organic cotton hoodies made in America, and whose proceeds go to two underprivileged communities in Delaware and D.C., said that the Obamas and Bidens remain close.
“My parents had a nice relationship with the Obamas and still do,” she said, and also noted that her nieces Finnegan and Maisy are tight with Malia and Sasha Obama.
Livelihood is a side-project for Ashley, who runs the Delaware Centre for Justice, although her father says he wasn’t surprised that she veered into a stream that blended fashion with civic engagement.
“If your work motivates you, animates you and gives you a sense of purpose,” he said in regard to her fashion project, “you will find your way to success.”