Vice President Joe Biden poked fun at President Barack Obama’s teleprompter use during a Jewish American Heritage Month reception in New York City on Tuesday. Prior to his address, Biden reportedly asked that the teleprompter be taken down, according to the pool report.
“You can’t tell Barack that the teleprompter’s down,” Biden began. “The standing joke in the office is Barack’s learning to speak without a teleprompter, I’m learning to speak with one. I apologize for the teleprompter.”
There is also a “standing joke” among the president’s critics who have long criticized Obama for his heavy teleprompter use and apparent inability to improvise remarks at times.
Biden, on the other hand, has never had a problem giving off-the-cuff and often lengthy speeches that regularly stray from his prepared remarks.
The vice president went on to praise the Jewish community for having “contributed greatly to America.”
“No group has had such an outsized influence per capita as all of you standing before you and all of those who went before me and all of those who went before you,” he said.
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(H/T: The Hill)