Biden cracks Obama teleprompter joke

"Barack's learning to speak without a teleprompter," he said

By Jillian Rayfield

Published May 22, 2013 4:07PM (EDT)

Vice President Joe Biden was speaking at a Jewish American Heritage Month reception in Washington on Tuesday and decided to join in on the running jokes about President Obama's affinity for his teleprompter.

According to a pool report, after asking that the teleprompter in the room be taken down, Biden joked: “You can’t tell Barack that the teleprompter’s down. The standing joke in the office is Barack’s learning to speak without a teleprompter; I’m learning to speak with one.”

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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