White House praises Vice President Biden's 'aptitude' for presidency

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Posted: Aug 24, 2015 1:40 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday praised the political acumen and experience of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who is considering whether to run for president in the November 2016 election.

President Barack Obama "has indicated his view that the decision that he made seven years ago now to add Joe Biden to the ticket as his running mate was the smartest decision he had ever made in politics," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a briefing.

"I think that should give you some sense of the president's view of Vice President Biden's aptitude for the top job," Earnest said.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Susan Heavey; Editing by Emily Stephenson)