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Joe Biden is back on Instagram. What’s he planning?

One million followers welcomed back Uncle Joe with open arms.


Ellen Ioanes


Joe Biden made a return to Instagram on Friday with a photo of him and his wife, Jill, chatting with veterans in New York City.

Over the course of the weekend, Biden racked up an impressive 1 million followers, including his old friend Barack Obama, who welcomed him back with a sweet post.

“My brother and friend @JoeBiden is back on Instagram. Welcome back, Joe–you’ll always be one of the rare exceptions to my no selfie rule,” reads the caption under a photo of the two.

Biden formerly posted under the @vp account, which now belongs to Vice President Mike Pence. Biden’s old Instagram posts are archived under the account @vp44, documenting the bond that Biden and Obama shared during the eight years they were in office.

The return has some speculating that Biden is preparing a run for President in 2020. Biden ran for that office in both 1988 and 2008, dropping out before the primaries. He declined to run in 2016, following the death of his son Beau.

At 75, Biden is on the older side to make a bid for the White House, but should announce a decision by the beginning of 2019.

Biden and Obama’s bromance was well-documented, with the two running down the White House halls, making camp friendship bracelets, and enjoying ice cream, among other activities.

A July Politico/Morning Consult poll had Biden beating out President Trump among registered voters, with Biden getting 44 percent of the vote to Trump’s 37 percent. The poll also showed that Biden did marginally better with registered Democrats than Trump did with his own party. However, Democrats said they would vote for a generic Democrat over Biden, according to the poll.

A second post added on Monday announced a new initiative between Biden and attn: to encourage potential voters to get out for the midterms.

The Daily Dot