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Obama Breaks Silence on Biden Remarks: Got 'A Little Bit Over His Skis' on Same-Sex Marriage


"all's well that ends well."

President Barack Obama said he had already planned to come out in support of same-sex marriage this year, though admitted Vice President Joe Biden accelerated the timeline a little bit.

"I had already made a decision that we were going to probably take this position before the election, before the convention," Obama told ABC News in an interview aired Thursday. "He probably got out a little bit over his skis, but out of generosity of spirit."

Biden said on Sunday's "Meet the Press" that he was "absolutely comfortable" with marriage rights for same-sex couples. Still, Obama said he wasn't upset with his No. 2.

"Would I have preferred to have done this in my own way, in my own terms without I think there being a lot of notice to everyone? Sure. But all's well that ends well," Obama said.

Watch the interview below, via ABC:

Also during the interview, Obama addressed the now-famous clip of him leaving first lady Michelle Obama on Air Force One.

"I thought she was behind me!" Obama said. "She gave me so much grief."

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