April 17th, 2014
07:33 AM ET
6 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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soundoff (106 Responses)
  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    @ Dominican mama:

    "This is what true American patriotism looks like."

    Oh, absolutely. And fits right in with your eloquent comment to me yesterday .... !

    April 17, 2014 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    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!
    -------------------------------------------------
    I'm honored ThinkAgain as I truly respect yours as well. Thank you.
    @Wake Up!
    Nicely put by your aunt! Lol!
    I'm thnking they were referencing the Dixiecrats, who went on to join the Republicans, yes?

    April 17, 2014 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  3. Malory Archer

    bob dalker

    Wow... to be honest i think obama is worse than nixon what a clown!

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

    Care to provide some CREDIBLE examples to back up your ridiculous claim?

    April 17, 2014 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  4. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Oops the end of my work week... Sneaking and posting like you DM....:)

    April 17, 2014 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  5. rs

    HenryMiller

    Just what we need, the (Great) Leader of the Free World (ha ha) and his comic-relief sidekick acting like high school kids...
    ________________________
    Yeah tough week to be a Rightie- and it's only Thursday!
    1. The ACA is not only working it's costing $billions less- the only places where it's impact has been reduced? Yeah, Republican controlled states.
    2. The GOP's bonehead support for a rich "welfare" rancher breaking the law to the tine of a $million fine in Nevada. That and FOX trying to make it into another Waco. What is it about Republicans and violent armed extremists?
    3. Wow, diplomacy appears to be working again, perhaps avoiding WWII- naturally, the GOP is angry.

    There you have it folks, the delusional ones on the Right are proving once again they are ready to turn our nation into a third-world cesspool, loaded with hate.

    Have a great rest of the week.

    April 17, 2014 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  6. much thunder...little rain

    geeeeeeeee...will it never end....grow up

    April 17, 2014 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  7. rs

    Malory Archer

    bob dalker

    Wow... to be honest i think obama is worse than nixon what a clown!

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

    Care to provide some CREDIBLE examples to back up your ridiculous claim?
    ___________________________
    The Right doesn't need reality (credible or otherwise), they have hate!

    April 17, 2014 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  8. Jerry McFadden

    Christie needs a "throw back Thursday" photo to the Thursday he called and ordered up the lane closures. You know, the one where there were over 1 hour traffic jams. The caption could read "TBT all jammed up #howdoyoulikemenow"

    April 17, 2014 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  9. Jim

    I am truly embarrassed to be an American!!!!! How can thier followers seriously believe in them???? God help us all!!!

    April 17, 2014 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  10. DC Johnny

    You people searching for "credible" claims as to why Obama is Nixonesque have such a truly ignorant display of hypocrisy, it's beyond comical.

    He has without question seized more power than ever meant or defined for a president, and does so knowingly and brazenly. He knows the courts will take years to catch up with him, so he violates the Constitution almost daily now.

    Immigration policy, legislative meddling, appointments... all unconstitutional. All perfect examples. Even without the scandals of Benghazi and the IRS... the aforementioned are there, are undeniable, and are more than impeachable.

    April 17, 2014 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  11. rs

    Jim

    I am truly embarrassed to be an American!!!!! How can thier followers seriously believe in them???? God help us all!!!
    _______________________
    What you think your guy who thinks North Korea is a great place is better? Maybe the guy who wants to do away with the Civil Rights Act? Maybe the hypocrite who wants to kill Social Security?

    Got news for you- no one takes them seriously because they are insane.

    April 17, 2014 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  12. TEK

    Somebody insert an "I'm with stupid!" caption in there - and then it would be a true masterpiece!

    April 17, 2014 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  13. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    My goodness. Their followers??? They're the POTUS and VP not Jesus Christ.

    April 17, 2014 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  14. Lynda/Minnesota

    Jim
    I am truly embarrassed to be an American!!!!! How can thier followers seriously believe in them???? God help us all!!!
    -------–

    Yeah, I know. It's gotta be tough on you to see two grown men smile. It's just not manly, eh? REAL men never smile. REAL men ride their horses while naked (well ... almost naked ... with Putin who knows what he does behind closed doors).

    April 17, 2014 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  15. Silence DoGood

    @Malory Archer
    bob dalker

    Wow... to be honest i think obama is worse than nixon what a clown!

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

    Care to provide some CREDIBLE examples to back up your ridiculous claim?
    -------–
    Malory, Malory, you are missing the whole point. A good Conspiracy attitude starts and finishes with baseless shapeless statements completely devoid of fact. And the more ridiculous, the better.

    April 17, 2014 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  16. Fair is Fair

    If Hillary and Plugs both run for the nomination, will Obama endorse his "pal"?

    April 17, 2014 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  17. Tampa Tim

    It appears that the republican militia is not happy this week, having to cry about the ACA successes, and what upsets them most, we are not at war with Russia yet.

    April 17, 2014 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  18. Sniffit

    "If I'm Putin, I take one look at that picture, suppress a mad laughing fit and then go ahead with my plans to conquer Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Central Europe and the Baltic states. By the time the Russian army reaches Paris we might have a real President in office."

    You forgot Alaska. Clearly, he's gearing up to take Alaska back by force, no? Newsflash: Putin plans none of that nonsense. Grow up.

    April 17, 2014 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  19. rs

    Tampa Tim

    It appears that the republican militia is not happy this week, having to cry about the ACA successes, and what upsets them most, we are not at war with Russia yet.
    _________________________
    .....and they didn't get a Waco re-run in Nevada, either.

    April 17, 2014 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  20. Kathy, AZ

    LOVE those two. Great team.

    April 17, 2014 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  21. rs

    Immigration policy, legislative meddling, appointments... all unconstitutional. All perfect examples. Even without the scandals of Benghazi and the IRS... the aforementioned are there, are undeniable, and are more than impeachable.
    ____________________________
    Dream on. How does the GOP's coup d'état last October fit your "impeachable list"? Usually fake revolutionaries get shot as traitors when they lose that big. Meanwhile, before you yell impeach, learn about the Constitution, you'll find it is the Right that keeps running afoul of it, not the President.

    April 17, 2014 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  22. Malory Archer

    DC Johnny

    You people searching for "credible" claims as to why Obama is Nixonesque have such a truly ignorant display of hypocrisy, it's beyond comical.

    He has without question seized more power than ever meant or defined for a president, and does so knowingly and brazenly. He knows the courts will take years to catch up with him, so he violates the Constitution almost daily now.

    Immigration policy, legislative meddling, appointments... all unconstitutional. All perfect examples. Even without the scandals of Benghazi and the IRS... the aforementioned are there, are undeniable, and are more than impeachable.

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

    In other words, ya got nothin'. Thanks for the clarification!

    April 17, 2014 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  23. Silence DoGood

    @Tampa Tim
    It appears that the republican militia is not happy this week, having to cry about the ACA successes, and what upsets them most, we are not at war with Russia yet.
    -----------–
    ACA working, not killing people in another country, funding training for better jobs, president smiling.
    Oh the horror.
    And the neo-cons wanted him to fail so badly – they spent so much of Kochs' money.....

    April 17, 2014 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  24. Malory Archer

    Silence DoGood

    Malory, Malory, you are missing the whole point. A good Conspiracy attitude starts and finishes with baseless shapeless statements completely devoid of fact. And the more ridiculous, the better.

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

    You're right! Silly me – what WAS I thinking?!

    April 17, 2014 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  25. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    He knows the courts will take years to catch up with him, so he violates the Constitution almost daily now
    -------------------------------------------------
    Oh.
    Okay.
    That explains why no one on your team has come up with impeachment charges, the courts are soooo backlogged......
    Doofus.

    April 17, 2014 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
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