First Lady Jill Biden is apparently playing a very key, pivotal, and totally overblown role in her husband’s administration in an attempt to try and protect him, according to new reports published Tuesday.
We’ve seen evidence of this in videos featuring the first lady guiding her husband, President Joe Biden, as if he were a lost child, telling him where to go, where to stand or sit, and who to speak with regarding the media.
A report from the New York Times quoted a witness who claims that Jill Biden has a significant amount of influence over the decisions the president is making as she is playing a part in vetting administration officials and protecting him from participating in long press conferences.
According to the Conservative Brief, “For instance, the first lady lashed out at senior members of her husband’s staff after he spoke at length during a press conference in January. Jill Biden reportedly demanded to know who was responsible for ending the presser that dragged on for almost two hours after Joe Biden began with a list of pre-selected reporters and then opened up questions from the floor, leading one reporter to ask for the president’s response to Americans becoming increasingly concerned about this mental status.”
“In addition, Jill Biden was involved in vetting former White House press secretary Jen Psaki and ‘has been involved in the hiring of [Joe Biden’s] press staff and other senior aides,’ the Times reported,” the CB stated.
“Jill Biden’s reported influence in the White House comes as Joe Biden has been scrutinized for being led off stage by the first lady, and appearing to be physically led away from reporters’ questions by the Easter Bunny,” the Daily Caller stated.
The report then reveals that the first lady has been making frequent appearances on the campaign trail, traveling to states like Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, and Wisconsin, as her husband’s poll numbers remain swirling down the drain just weeks before the midterms.
The Times then went on to say, “With President Biden’s job approval hovering at about 40 percent at a moment when Democrats are struggling to hold on to the House and Senate, Dr. Biden has become a lifeline for candidates trying to draw attention and money but not the baggage that an appearance with her husband would bring. According to a senior White House official, she is the most requested surrogate in the administration.”
“She does not offend people in a way that a president can because she’s much less polarizing and political,” Michael LaRosa, a communications strategist and her former press secretary, said in a statement to the Times. “It’s why she was sent all over rural Iowa and New Hampshire during the campaign and why she can go places now that the president can’t.”
However, Biden did not get a very warm welcome from Philly when she appeared at an Eagles game where she was booed mercilessly. The first lady was present to promote the administration’s cancer initiatives.
However, as soon as her face was shown on the jumbotron, she was greeted with boos, which was unexpected given she was in a liberal city.
“A source inside Lincoln Financial Field has informed me that Jill Biden was just mercilessly booed by Eagles fans when they put her on the screen,” Greg price said about the incident.
Jill Biden didn’t seem to be bothered by boos, so either she was completely oblivious to the way the crowd was responding to her, or the staff that works for her posted a tweet and did not mention the crowd’s reception.
It’s a special night for this Philly girl — I get to cheer on my @Eagles alongside these brave cancer survivors and their families.
— Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) October 17, 2022