While speaking Monday to the General Assembly of Jewish Federations of North America, Vice President Joe Biden wanted to make one thing clear: He and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are “still buddies.”
He refuses to let a report that an Obama administration official calling Netanyahu “chickens—” come in between him and “Bibi,” as Biden calls him.
During his speech, The Hill reports Biden joked that Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer “better damn well report to [Netanyahu] that we’re still buddies.”
Biden said their friendship goes back decades.
“I signed a picture a long time for Bibi; he’s been a friend for over 30 years. I said, Bibi, I don’t agree with a damn thing you say but I love you,” Biden said, referring to Netanyahu by his nickname. “But we really are good friends.”
Biden they have disagreements, like any friends do.
“Like all close friends, we talk honestly with one another,” Biden said. “We talk directly with one another. We disagree with one another. We love one another, and we drive one another crazy.”
Via The Hill