(CNN) – He’s often chided by Republicans for his frequent use of a teleprompter during speeches, but on Tuesday President Barack Obama got some friendly teasing from his number two.
Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at a reception honoring Jewish American Heritage Month, asked for the teleprompters in place for his remarks to be taken down.
“You can’t tell Barack that the teleprompter’s down,” Biden said, according to pool reports. “The standing joke in the office is Barack’s learning to speak without a teleprompter; I’m learning to speak with one. I apologize for the teleprompter.”
It’s not the first time Biden took a dig at his boss’s overreliance on the device: In 2009, he made a similar joke when one of his screens fell down during a commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
"What am I gonna tell the president?" Biden said as a gust of wind knocked down his left teleprompter. "I'm gonna tell him his teleprompter is broken. What will he do then?"