Vice President Joe Biden says that when his son Beau Biden was ill, President Obama offered to help the Bidens if the family encountered financial issues.
Biden told CNN that he was concerned about his son’s family losing their income if his son had to resign from his position as the Delaware attorney general, and said he told Obama over lunch that he was considering selling his house.
“He got up and he said, ‘Don’t sell that house. Promise me you won’t sell the house,'” Biden said Obama told him. “He said, ‘I’ll give you the money. Whatever you need, I’ll give you the money. Don’t, Joe — promise me. Promise me.'”
Biden’s friendship with Obama has been well documented during their time in office together. He told CNN that Obama was “the only guy, other than my family, I confided all along” about Beau Biden’s illness.
“It’s personal. It’s family,” he said of his relationship with the President.
Beau Biden passed away in May at the age of 46 after a battle with brain cancer.
Watch part of the CNN interview: