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Biden: Obama Offered Financial Help During Beau's Illness

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    President Barack Obama hugs Vice President Joe Biden after delivering the eulogy in honor of Biden's son, former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, Saturday, June 6, 2015, at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wilmington, Del. Biden, Vice President Biden's eldest son, died at the age of 46 after a battle with brain cancer.

    As Vice President Joe Biden grappled with his son's possible resignation as Delaware's attorney general due to his failing health, President Barack Obama offered to help his second-in-command pay his family's bills, NBC News reported.

    In an interview aired Monday by CNN, the vice president said that he told Obama that he and his wife Jill planned to sell their home in Delaware to support Beau Biden's family if his son became unable to work.

    "Jill and I will sell the house and be in good shape," Biden says he told the president during a weekly meeting.

    Obama's response was swift, the vice president recounted.

    "Don't sell that house. Promise me you won't sell the house," the president said, according to Biden's recollection of the conversation. "I'll give you the money. Whatever you need, I'll give you the money."