Obama says he is “forever bonded” with “brother” Biden

President Barack Obama pays tribute to Vice President Joe Biden during a ceremony at the White House, calling him his brother and awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

(RESTRICTED POOL) – U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a tribute to Vice President Biden in the State Dining Room on Thursday (January 12) with First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden in attendance.

“It also gives the internet one last chance to talk about our bromance,” Obama said near the beginning of his speech.

“It was eight and a half years ago that I chose Joe to be my vice president. There has not been a single moment since that time that I’ve doubted the wisdom of that decision,” the president said. When it was Biden’s turn to speak, he echoed that wisdom by telling Obama, “I’ve never, never, never, never, never, never once doubted on these life and death decisions. I never once doubted, that your judgment was flawed.”

Obama awarded the country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom with distinction, to Biden.