Biden wishes Obama a happy 60th birthday

FRIENDS: Former President Obama (left) and President Joe Biden (right), photographed together in 2012

President Biden on Wednesday wished former President Obama a happy birthday, calling the former president his brother and friend.

Obama turned 60 on Wednesday and his former vice president, Biden, shared a photograph of the two exchanging a high five.

The White House said earlier this week that Biden would not be attending Obama’s birthday party on Martha’s Vineyard this weekend. Obama was planning a huge bash of A-list friends at his home but has since limited the guest list to just family and close friends amid COVID-19 concerns.

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The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on if the president has called Obama for his birthday on Wednesday.

Obama Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also wished him a happy birthday. The former Democratic nominee for president shared a photograph of the two laughing together.

Additionally, Michell Obama shared a birthday message for her husband Wednesday. She called the former president a “loving father” and “wonderful husband.”