Published: Fri, January 13, 2017
Science | By Boyd Webster

The bromance continues as Obama awards Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom

The bromance continues as Obama awards Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama presented Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in an emotional ceremony at the White House on Thursday. PBS NewsHour will live stream the event at 3 p.m. ET.

Vice President Joe Biden said intelligence officials felt an "obligation" to inform President Obama and him about the "unsubstantiated" claims about Donald Trump so they would be aware in case the information became public. And all of this makes him, I believe, the finest vice president we have ever seen.

"I'd do anything for him, and I think he would for me. this is a family thing, we know each others' families really well, the way that he loved my son".

"Mr President, you know that with good reason there is no power in the vice presidency. and there is no inherent power, nor should there be", he said.

Noting that Biden's career was "nowhere close to finished", Obama said his vice-president would go on to have an impact in the United States and overseas. The past three recipients of the medal with distinction include Pope John Paul II, former President Ronald Reagan and General Colin Powell. "Mr President, you have more than kept your commitment to me by saying that you wanted me to help govern".

"I had no idea", Biden said as he took the podium to deliver remarks.

'I thought we were coming over Michelle, for you and Jill, and for Barack and I to toast one another and say what an incredible journey it's been'.

'Mr President, I am indebted to you.

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