US Vice President Joe Biden was full of praise for his boss President Barack Obama during a recent interview. Biden spoke about how the president offered to help him when he was going through financial troubles after his son Beau was diagnosed with cancer.
During the interview with CNN, the vice president recalled discussing his worries about how to support his son's family after Beau, who was Delaware's attorney general, resigned after being diagnosed with brain cancer.
"'If Beau resigns, he has nothing to fall back on,' I said, 'But I worked it out'." He recalls telling Obama during a lunch conversation. "I said, 'But Jill (his wife) and I will sell the house and be in good shape'."
According to the vice president, Obama was not happy with the idea of selling the house they had in Wilmington, Delaware. "He got up and he said, 'Don't sell that house. Promise me you won't sell the house'."
Mentioning how Obama would not like that Biden spoke about the incident, he recalled the president offering to assist him financially to help him tide over till things got sorted . "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'."
Beau, who was the eldest of Biden's children from his first marriage, was married to Hallie Olivere and had two children. He died from brain cancer on 30 May 2015, aged 46. President Obama delivered an eulogy during the funeral.