April 17th, 2014
07:33 AM ET
3 months ago

'Pals': Biden, Obama make selfie time

(CNN) – Let the selfies continue.

Vice President Joe Biden posted his first selfie late Wednesday, hours after launching his Instagram account.

And who better to star in your first smartphone self-portrait than the President of the United States?

"Found a friend to join my first selfie on Instagram. Thanks for following and stay tuned," he wrote on Instagram.

The smiling duo appear to be sitting in a presidential limo.

The White House Twitter account also posted the photo with a simple caption: "Pals."

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Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey welcomed the vice president Thursday morning with his own photo of Biden–a "Throw Back Thursday" photo, to be more precise.

"#tbts always trump #selfies. Welcome to Instagram @VP! #tbt @udbluehens," the caption read on Instagram.

Christie's office said the photo is likely from the fall of 1996. The Christies were tailgating at a University of Delaware football game when then-Sen. Biden of Delaware walked up. Both were graduates of the school. At the time, Christie was a county freeholder, and in the photo he's holding his daughter Sarah.

CNN's Steve Brusk and Ashley Killough contributed to this report.

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Filed under: Joe Biden • President Obama
soundoff (106 Responses)
  1. emskadittle

    with all the negative comments from the republicans side, i can honestly say they just don't get it. that is not a good thing for their future

    April 17, 2014 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    Oh dear. Two guys smiling. Such an uproar to be heard from the right.

    Why is that, I wonder?

    Oh yeah. Republicans don't smile. They frown. Day in and day out.

    Thanks for the smiles Barack and Joe. It is certainly cheerful (and refreshing).

    April 17, 2014 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  3. truegrit54

    Gotta love it when the Chief of Staff and his VP do things like regular people. I can only imagine a GOP selfie. Probably like one of those family photos from the 30's where the men all wore stern looks for pics and nobody ever smiled. LOL! But then what does the GOP really have to smile about?

    April 17, 2014 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  4. Malory Archer

    LOL – Careful slurping that haterade, children. We wouldn't want you to choke!

    April 17, 2014 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  5. The REAL Truth...

    @larry kouns – By the time the Russian army reaches Paris we might have a real President in office.
    ----------------------------------–
    That's not likely given that YOUR team has only won ONE popular vote in the last 25 yrs.. Heck, the only reason you won seats in the House in 2010 was due to Census-allowed redistricting and gerrymandering to ensure victory..even tho' YOUR team received 2 Million less votes for those seats!! I guess Putin will be walking to Paris or going by mule.. LOL.

    April 17, 2014 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  6. Malory Archer

    bobo

    How funny! We are on the verge of WWIII and these guys are kidding around... no wonder Putin is emboldened to do whatever he wants!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    That's right bobo: be afraid; be VERY afraid. It's what the reichwing wants you to be.

    April 17, 2014 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  7. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Just two regular dudes that happen to be the POTUS and VPOTUS!!! Love you guys!!

    GM.... DM and Lynda..... Happy Friday Eve!!!

    April 17, 2014 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  8. Angus Bill

    I just love these incompetent clowns!

    April 17, 2014 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  9. HenryMiller

    Just what we need, the (Great) Leader of the Free World (ha ha) and his comic-relief sidekick acting like high school kids...

    April 17, 2014 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  10. Lizzie

    Tampa Tim
    Let me guess what the reality challenged right wingnuts will say, "How can he take the time to take a picture when he has all those republican jobs bills from Boehner's dysfunctional house that need to be signed?"
    --what you acknowledge their are JOB bills from the house to be signed, first they have to pass Harry Reid.
    -- nice Picture, glad you have something to smile about.

    April 17, 2014 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  11. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    W.U.P! and Lynda Minnesota:
    Good morning my sisters, good to "see" you!
    Beautiful smiles from the two men that saved our country while all elected GOP Reps stood by praying and hoping that the country would go up in flames.
    This is what true American patriotism looks like.
    God bless our country, our President and Vice-President now and forever. Amen.

    April 17, 2014 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  12. Punchmaster

    Of course they're pals: Misery loves company, and losers find comfort in hanging out with other losers.

    April 17, 2014 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  13. Dead Bear

    @Rudy NYC... Republicans do selfies... usually holding their guns.

    I find the GOP hate and hysterics on here extremely entertaining. Can't wait to see it when your party loses seats in November and Hillary gets elected in 2016.

    April 17, 2014 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  14. ThinkAgain - Don't like Congress? Get rid of the repub/tea bag majority.

    "God bless our country, our President and Vice-President now and forever. Amen."

    Thanks, Dominican mama 4 Obama – I always enjoy your posts and second this one whole-heartedly!

    April 17, 2014 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  15. Malory Archer

    Lizzie

    Tampa Tim
    Let me guess what the reality challenged right wingnuts will say, "How can he take the time to take a picture when he has all those republican jobs bills from Boehner's dysfunctional house that need to be signed?"
    –what you acknowledge their are JOB bills from the house to be signed, first they have to pass Harry Reid.
    – nice Picture, glad you have something to smile about.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Sorry to burst your bubble Lizzie, but tax cuts for the so-called job creators (their taxes are at their lowest level in decades, so where are the jobs?), attempting to overturn Roe v. Wade, attempting to appeal the AHCA and cutting social programs that help the working poor survive hardly amount to "jobs bills".

    April 17, 2014 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  16. ThinkAgain - Don't like Congress? Get rid of the repub/tea bag majority.

    @Angus Bill: "I just love these incompetent clowns!"

    Talking to yourself again, I see. :)

    April 17, 2014 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  17. Lynda/Minnesota

    Oh-uh. Am I not allowed to acknowledge a happy day back at WU? How very interesting. And I even got my happy face to print.

    Ah well. :)

    April 17, 2014 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  18. Malory Archer

    Punchmaster

    Of course they're pals: Misery loves company, and losers find comfort in hanging out with other losers.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yeah, except they won! Oh, I get it – you're referring to YOUR miserable ilk!

    April 17, 2014 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  19. Malory Archer

    attempting to appeal the AHCA...

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    Attempting to REPEAL the AHCA... Time for more coffee!

    April 17, 2014 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  20. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Loved your comment on the Warner article DM. In the words of my late aunt.... That's mighty "melanin challenged" of them. Insert word... :)

    April 17, 2014 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  21. Malory Archer

    Dead Bear

    @Rudy NYC... Republicans do selfies... usually holding their guns.

    I find the GOP hate and hysterics on here extremely entertaining. Can't wait to see it when your party loses seats in November and Hillary gets elected in 2016.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    They also like to use women and children as human shields when they have a beef with the fed – you know, like they did in Nevada this week. What a bunch of cowards!

    April 17, 2014 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  22. Tampa Tim

    Lizzie – There is no republican jobs bill, just a bill to reduce regulations. Sorry, you did not catch the humor.

    April 17, 2014 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  23. Friends

    Where did they escape from ?

    April 17, 2014 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  24. Friends

    Dumb and Dumber

    April 17, 2014 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  25. Gloria C

    Pals-What a joke, do they sincerely believe we believe it?- I don't.

    April 17, 2014 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
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