Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race On The Money: Democrats get to the hard part Health Care — GOP attorneys general warn of legal battle over Biden's vaccine mandate MORE on Monday joked about the viral memes about his friendship with former President ObamaBarack Hussein Obama Obama backs Trudeau in Canadian election Former Sen. Heller to run for Nevada governor Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Senate Democrats ding Biden energy proposal MORE.
Biden attended a campaign rally in support of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum’s (D) gubernatorial bid and spoke about the “bromance” memes that have continued even after he and Obama left office.
"All those memes? All those memes are basically true,” Biden said, to cheers from the crowd. “Except I want to make it clear: Barack did the first friendship bracelet, not me."
Joe Biden on Barack Obama: "All those memes? All those memes are basically true. Except I want to make it clear: Barack did the first friendship bracelet, not me." https://t.co/NkJuIoh4fP pic.twitter.com/Fpk09BFwRH— ABC News (@ABC) October 22, 2018
Supporters of Obama and Biden started the “bromance” jokes on social media during Obama’s presidency, but the two have regularly referenced them in their own social media posts, particularly on each other’s birthdays.
The first appearance of the friendship bracelet came in a 2016 video in which Obama listed the craft as one of several things that are “harder than registering to vote.”
Biden then shared a photo of two bracelets with the names “Joe” and “Barack” for Obama’s 55th birthday.
The former vice president is making a number of stops in Florida this week to help boost Democratic candidates ahead of midterms. Gillum is in a contentious battle with former GOP Rep. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisCalifornia dreaming did not become reality for Republicans Florida landlord requiring proof of vaccinations from tenants Anthrax was the COVID-19 of 2001 MORE in the closely watched race.