April 17th, 2014
07:33 AM ET
6 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."

If Biden, Clinton run in 2016, who will Obama pick?

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.

White House has talked with Samsung about Obama-Ortiz selfie

Colin Powell takes on Ellen with awesome selfie

The Obama selfie: Harmless or tasteless?

Bill Clinton shares a 'selfie'

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

    Do Republicans do selfies?

    April 17, 2014 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  2. love344

    Thumps up VP and Pres!

    April 17, 2014 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  3. sifto

    Sorry, narcicisstic and tasteless..US Pres is simply not "one of the crowd"..ne

    April 17, 2014 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
  4. rla

    Yep they look like the cats that stole the cream! A pair of used car sales men if ever there was.. A recoed of failure and they in their childish ways are taking selfies while Rome burns– What a couple of doofuses.

    April 17, 2014 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    The White House Twitter account also posted the photo with a simple caption: "Pals."
    I loooooove our President and Vice-President!!!
    I thank God for them everyday.

    April 17, 2014 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  6. Solomon Walker

    Hey Buds!
    Did you know that thousands of your fellow United States citizens have nothing to eat this morning, "out there?" What about all of the citizens that have no jobs! So – not sure what it is that ya'll are trying to persuade the public by – but it's not getting the job done on so many levels.

    Neither of you are friends to the United States, unfortunately.
    Hey, America...put on "ignore."

    April 17, 2014 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  7. larry kouns

    I read on MTV's site that the picture was going to be used on advertisements for the 3rd installment of the 'Dumb and Dumber' series. the working title is supposed to be 'Dumbest and Dumbesterer.'

    April 17, 2014 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  8. Rick McDaniel

    2 of the 3 stooges.......Pelosi is missing.

    April 17, 2014 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  9. larry kouns

    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.

    April 17, 2014 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  10. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    I believe Joe is running in 2016.

    April 17, 2014 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  11. uncdig

    like a couple of little girls – our leadership at its best

    April 17, 2014 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  12. devil's advocate

    These jokers are what's running your country,.... sigh.... now the bad news, their far better than the alternative.......sigh of resignation... god help us.

    April 17, 2014 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  13. Miami Mike

    Obama's selfie with the PM of Denmark was much better.
    Look on Michelle's face... Priceless

    April 17, 2014 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  14. Gabbo

    These charlatans have zero dignity – what clowns.

    April 17, 2014 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  15. Gurgyl

    --just kids activity. Any way, good. Get down to work like passage of jobs bill, immigration, Environment, gas prices, inflation in food market, etc. I bet there will be lot of comments on it anyway.

    April 17, 2014 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  16. 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?"

    April 17, 2014 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  17. Marie MD

    Great selfie.
    To the haters, get over it before you blow your last useable brain cell.

    April 17, 2014 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  18. Jme

    And we wonder why the country is in the mess it is in. Oh brother!

    April 17, 2014 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  19. Gunderson

    Um, Well,
    Let's be honest about it. "Selfie's" is about the only think left to "Larry and Moe" Curly got lost in the Shuffle It is rumored Nero Fiddled while Rome burned. Nothing new here.

    April 17, 2014 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  20. Rude Guy, NYC

    The selfie should be titled 'Who is your favorite Clown'.

    April 17, 2014 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  21. Friends

    Whos that guy with Obama ?

    April 17, 2014 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  22. Phyllis Gwendoline Williams

    Those beautiful smiles brighten every ones days "that our Joy may be FULL" (2nd John 12)

    April 17, 2014 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  23. rs

    Wow! A photograph of the President and Vice President and the nutty haters go bonkers. You know guys, your irrational hatred of a President pretty much going it alone at running the country (because your useless politicians are still trying to make him a "one-term President") isn't just silly, it just reinforces how un-American you and the Right are, and how unsuitable they are to run our great nation.
    Hatred isn't patriotism, nor is wishing for failure.

    April 17, 2014 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  24. 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!

    April 17, 2014 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  25. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Good morning haters! It sucks to be you doesn't it??
    We have a wonderful and caring POTUS and VPOTUS and it gives many a coronary.

    I wonder if the mods are asleep this morning with devils advocates first comment about the car? But it's all good it was directed at that ONE. They're fine with it.

    April 17, 2014 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
1 2 3 4 5