After creating his Instagram account yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden posted his first selfie in style.
A picture of the beaming VP along with an equally exuberant President Barack Obama marked his first post, dubbed “The First Selfie.” Accompanying the selfie was the comment, “Found a friend to join my first selfie on Instagram. Thanks for following and stay tuned. –VP”
The Daily News has coined the first post, “Bidengram.”
The picture was taken in the back of the President’s armored limousine, also known as”The Beast.”
The selfie of the “Dynamic Duo” has been an immediate Instagram hit with over 25K likes in a little over 10 hours. Many Instagram users posted encouraging comments.
“this wins the internet today,” posted one commenter.
“”Your coolness level just jumped way up! Love you two!” gushed mamaka51.
Instagram user, vajazmine, claimed, “Favorite Instagram photo ever!!”
“U 2 ARE THE REALIST PRESIDENT & VP EVER!!!!! THANKS FOR BEING U @vp,” added mzism.
The VP-POTUS selfie was also a hit in the Twittersphere:
The most powerful selfie in the free world? VP Biden snaps a shot with President Obama http://t.co/bN4sRMNGRQ
— JaredHalpern (@JaredHalpern) April 17, 2014
The President is, of course, no stranger to selfies, having taken heat for a group picture taken last year with David Cameron and Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmid during former South African President Nelson Mandella’s memorial service while First Lady Michelle Obama eyed the group disapprovingly.
More recently, President Obama’s appeared in a selfie taken by David Ortiz, “Big Papi” of the World Champion Boston Red Sox, during a White House visit earlier this year. The Ortiz photo has come under fire as being part of a ploy for a social media campaign. Ortiz has an endorsement deal with Samsung, the manufacturer of the Galaxy Note S3 that Ortiz used to take the Presidential selfie. Samsung later promoted the selfie via Twitter.
Both Ortiz and Samsung have denied duplicity in any such campaign.
Vice President Biden also took advantage of his first day on Instagram to promote the President and his visit to Pittsburgh to discuss expanding job training programs.
Vice President Biden already has over 53K followers on Instagram. Inquisitr readers can keep up with the the “Veep” by following his handle, @VP, on Instagram.