Following the election of Donald Trump as president, we have to say goodbye to everyone’s favorite couple, Barack Obama and Joe Biden. And while the exchange of house keys may seem like it’s going civil for the cameras, we got our hands on some of the conversations that Biden and Obama are having about Trump behind closed doors.
In an interview with New York Magazine, Biden said of his friendship with Obama, "He has a great line when friends ask him, 'What’s it like with Joe?' He says, 'It’s like an older brother–younger brother. We make up for each other’s shortcomings.' Well, he makes up for a lot more of my shortcomings than I do his."
And when the VP was dealing with his son Beau's deteriorating health, Obama showed how much he cared. "When Beau had what we thought was a stroke two years before it got diagnosed as cancer, Barack came running down the hall saying, 'Joe, is Beau OK? Joe, is he all right?'" Biden recalled in an interview with InStyle. "Barack was emotional. He said, 'Joe, don’t [sell your house to pay for Beau's treatment], don’t do that! You love that house. Don’t do that. I’ll give you the money.'"
Obama feels a similar kinship to his right-hand man. "You were the first choice I made as a nominee, and the best," the president said to Biden in his final speech. "Not just because you have been a great vice president, but because in the bargain, I gained a brother. [Michelle and I] love you and Jill like family, and your friendship has been one of the great joys of our life."