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President Obama Offered Financial Help To Biden During Beau's Illness

In the end, they didn't need the money, but it was a nice gesture.

In an interview with CNN yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden shared a story about how President Obama stepped in when the Bidens were concerned about finances after Beau was forced to resign from his job for health reasons.

In the never-before told story, Biden recalled how concerned Obama had been.

Describing in an interview with CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger one of his weekly lunches with Obama, Biden said he told the President he was worried about caring for Beau's family without his son's salary.

"I said, 'But I worked it out.'" Biden recalled telling Obama. "I said, 'But -- Jill and I will sell the house and be in good shape.'"

Obama, Biden remembered, pushed back vehemently on the thought of Biden and his wife selling their home in Wilmington, Delaware.

"He got up and he said, 'Don't sell that house. Promise me you won't sell the house,'" Biden continued, speculating Obama would be "mad" he was retelling the story.

"He said, 'I'll give you the money. Whatever you need, I'll give you the money. Don't, Joe -- promise me. Promise me.' I said, 'I don't think we're going to have to anyway.' He said, 'promise me,'" Biden recalled.

Sometimes it's nice to pivot from all of the ugliness to something nice. Consider this your dose of something nice for the day.


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