April 17th, 2014
07:33 AM ET
9 years 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. wakeup

    Last week the Whitehouse complained of selfies.. this week it is ok.

    April 17, 2014 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  2. Silence DoGood

    Last week the Whitehouse complained of selfies.. this week it is ok.
    Revisionist history. Back on Earth the Whitehouse complained about a selfie being used for advertising without permission.
    Debunking conservatives is like pressure washing a saltine cracker.

    April 17, 2014 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  3. smith

    @devil`s ad.-I`ve seen attack ads from both parties, everybody has.What`s your point? or are you just in denial.

    April 17, 2014 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  4. Malory Archer


    Last week the Whitehouse complained of selfies.. this week it is ok.


    Yeah, except that the "selfie" last week was taken by someone who attempted to use it for a private company's product endorsement WITHOUT the President's permission.

    April 17, 2014 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  5. MC-MSgt

    What a waste of pixels.

    April 17, 2014 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  6. sly

    Two successful politicians – thank you Mr. President – you have a lot to smile about!

    April 17, 2014 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
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