Sunday 22 October 2017

Not a fan of personal space? Joe Biden caught in awkward photo with US Defence Secretary's wife

United States Vice President Joe Biden talks to Stephanie Carter (R) as her husband Ash Carter (not pictured) delivers his acceptance speech as the new Secretary of Defense at the White House in Washington February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
United States Vice President Joe Biden talks to Stephanie Carter (R) as her husband Ash Carter (not pictured) delivers his acceptance speech as the new Secretary of Defense at the White House in Washington February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
United States Vice President Joe Biden talks to Stephanie Carter (R) as her husband Ash Carter (not pictured) delivers his acceptance speech as the new Secretary of Defense at the White House in Washington February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
New U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (R) delivers his acceptance speech at the White House in Washington February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
New U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (R) delivers his acceptance speech at the White House in Washington February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Payton Guion

Joe Biden must not be a huge fan of personal space

It seemed that way in a photo taken of the vice president during Tuesday’s swearing-in ceremony for new Defence Secretary Ashton Carter.

Mr Biden was photographed whispering sweet nothings into the ear of Mr Carter’s wife, Stephanie, standing awkwardly close to her with both hands on her shoulders while the new defence secretary spoke.

Perhaps he was telling her something vital, but this isn’t the first time the US second-in-command has been caught in such a situation.

Many Twitter users have taken to calling the vice president “Uncle Joe” in a nod to some of the awkward situations he’s been in during his run as veep.

Independent News Service

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