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Barack Obama And Joe Biden’s ‘Bromance’ Continues After The White House

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There are certain relationships that are fostered by day to day proximity. Then, after moving to a new neighborhood, job, or school, you lose touch because you have less in common. Some feared that would happen with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden after they left the White House in January. How terrible would it be for them to slowly drift apart after the bromance that launched a million memes? But Americans can rejoice, because according to People, the bromance is still alive.


“The bromance continues. It’s not ended,” Anita Decker Breckenridge, Obama’s post-presidency chief of staff told People. “That’s one of the things I would say, you know… What does he miss about the White House? I mean, they had lunch every single week for eight years.” An unnamed source in the article revealed that the two have even managed to get in a few rounds of golf since leaving office as well. “The vice president walked in and he and President Obama embraced and then immediately clicked back into the relationship they had working together,” former White House aide Peter Velz said. “It was really nice to see, just how warm the vice president’s reception was.”

According to Biden’s daughter Ashley, after the vice president learned about the Jobama memes he “sat for an hour” laughing at them. His favorite meme? A picture of the two celebrating after eight years in the White House.

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Here’s the cover of the upcoming People profile on the Obamas’ life after the presidency.

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