VP Biden on 'The View': Medal of Freedom 'Shocked the Hell Out of Me'

Vice President Joe Biden says President Obama "sure as hell" shocked him when he awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction Thursday.
2:51 | 01/13/17

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Transcript for VP Biden on 'The View': Medal of Freedom 'Shocked the Hell Out of Me'
First of all I don't think I did deserves that none of them don't I'm not looking don't know I'm being serious problem. But secondly I. I had not the slightest idea I didn't even know. This when I was told will be was we're gonna have a toast I thought the family's going to sit down sort of reminisce about you know the last eight years in him through. And walking and I see half everybody it's been important my life in the room for all that shocked to help at all and it. And I started to walk out there if there were military lined up on one side and they said no the other side not that well. Maybe there were army walk out through the military. And that was big guy came up with the battle I thought who the publicist for her. Our really did I shared a guy I didn't visa. He's been extremely generous become a great for. What I worry about is in the inadvertent mistake in the near term on foreign policy. By that I mean I mean any nuclear war that kind of Malarkey I went what I think is that. There's a lot of complicated circumstances in Eastern Europe in Ukraine. There's a lot of complicated circumstances that are exists today in the South China Sea there's a lot of complicated circumstances exist in Latin America. Everything we do we rely upon those sixteen different agencies and dip in the distant and dismissed them now. Aids really plays into. Russia's hand which is the hand they're playing mr. Putin's plan and know him well. I'm hoping a lot of what mr. compass has been rhetorical so far and vicious behind that shares a Smart guy. That he in fact begins to understand the gravity. Of and not consequences of words. Not just actions were. Finally do considering what cost pillars of the election the fact is Hillary acknowledged the campaign wasn't that well Ron. On. We never got to the issues I am confident Mike Pence has a clear understanding of American foreign policy. Where the genuine threats are we disagree as we have between mainstream Democrats and Republicans. But he is fully aware so I personally right classified memorandum him on the things he he'll call me and asked me about I'll call him. About what's going on Ukraine was going on here what's going on there the things that I advocate told so. I I have great confidence you have great confidence in general Mattis I have great comic there are serious serious people. Around the president who know a great deal about national security for Paul. That's right net accurately he said never say never about 20/20 right. Hip hop. Hopping on the it's out enjoying civilian by.

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