Biden: Winning second term 'easy, nothing to it'
LONDON — Winning the 2012 U.S. election? It was a cakewalk, Vice President Joe Biden joked Tuesday.
Biden appeared to be in good spirits as he joined British Prime Minister Cameron for a national security meeting Tuesday at Downing Street. Cameron and Biden traded pleasantries before the meeting began.
"So you signed up for another four years?" Cameron said, in reference to Barack Obama's victory in the November election.
"It was easy, nothing to it," Biden said.
He said he was "delighted" to take part in the British meeting since he spends "half my life" at U.S. security meetings.
Cameron told Biden that the gathering of British military chiefs, intelligence officials and political leaders around table was something new in Britain.
Biden and his wife, Jill, arrived in the U.K. on Monday following visits to Berlin and Paris. In Paris, Biden met with President Francois Hollande and praised the French leader's military intervention in Mali.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Obama wants to end U.S. companies skirting tax laws by merging with overseas entities
- Bus becomes shower for homeless in San Francisco
- To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests
- Feathered dinosaur fossil found
- House panel votes to sue Obama over health law implementation
- Scientists: Earth in midst of 6th ‘mass extinction’
- White House, senators close on bill to end NSA spying
- Southwest water loss troubles experts
- U.N. school in Gaza shelled; 15 Palestinian civilians killed, many children wounded
- Tornado slams Virginia campground, killing 2
- Panel OKs proposal to free nonviolent drug felons early