Democrat Jill Biden, a reading expert, is being lauded for becoming an increasingly vital presence in the White House, and she is anticipated to act as a cheerleader and adviser for her husband, Joe Biden, who is likely to launch his presidential run for 2024.
That should be entertaining to see.
According to Bloomberg, the lady who had to apologize last year for equating Latinos to “breakfast tacos” has become the most powerful person in the West Wing, which should cause Americans to take stock of what is happening to the Democratic Party.
In an op-ed last week, Fox News opinion columnist Liz Peek argued that First Lady Jill Biden may be preparing for the post of President while camping for her husband.
Carmine Sabia of Conservative Brief reported on the circumstances of Jill Biden’s climb to power:
While she does not want to run for president, Peek believes that as the president’s mental skills deteriorate, the first lady may become more of a de facto president. According to the author, the resignation of Chief of Staff Ron Klain left a power vacuum in the West Wing, and Jill Biden has become an increasingly strong influence.
“She weighs in regularly on the president’s schedule and presentation and has frequently been caught on camera steering Joe away from pesky reporters. An embarrassing video recently captured yet another instance of the president refusing to address questions from the press – on this occasion about the FBI searching Biden’s home. It occurred at a Lunar New Year event, where Jill hustled Joe away from questioners and guided him onto the stage, holding his hand and issuing instructions,” Peek wrote in her opinion piece.
“Before we get too accustomed to our president being led like a trained Bassett hound on a leash, please try to envision Hillary Clinton manhandling Bill or Melania telling Donald where to go and to whom he should speak. No, you cannot,” she said.
Peek noted that after President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke, his wife Edith essentially took control.
“This has really gotten concerning because nobody, frankly in all fairness to the first lady, nobody elected her to answer questions for the president on issues that the press may have questioned,” Rep. Doug Collins said after the most recent episode.
Dr. Jill appears to have grown more forceful. According to an NBC News investigation last autumn, Jill has conveyed Joe’s message to more areas than Joe himself. According to NBC, she has “unparalleled power” in the White House. She stormed into a meeting of Joe’s senior aides last year, enraged that they had let him to answer questions during a news conference for over two hours. She clearly does not believe Joe can withstand two hours of interrogation.
Most likely, she is concerned that Joe will make another embarrassing gaffe that the White House would have to spend days refuting, such as when he appeared to condone Russia’s “minor” foray into Ukraine or hinted that US troops might fight on Ukrainian land.
Megyn Kelly, a former Fox News star and current top-rated SiriusXM podcaster, slammed Jill Biden last month when Fox Sports presented her as “doctor” during Sunday’s NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia.
“Dr. Jill Biden” is technically accurate because she has a Ph.D. in education. But Kelly ripped her for being a “wannabe” for not having a “real” degree and for “insisting on this fake title,” the New York Post reported.
On Sunday, Biden and Goodell were sitting at Lincoln Financial Field, where the Eagles defeated the San Francisco 49ers to advance to Super Bowl LVII. The visuals on the broadcast network announced her as “Dr. Jill Biden – First Lady of the United States.”
“Announcers for this Eagles-49ers game just spotted the First Lady in a box and of course call her ‘Dr. Jill Biden,’” Kelly tweeted. “Wonder if she realizes what a wannabe she looks like insisting on this fake title.”
Kelly noted further: “Get a real MD or just work on your self-esteem.”
Announcers for this Eagles-49ers game just spotted the First Lady in a box and of course call her “Dr. Jill Biden.” Wonder if she realizes what a wannabe she looks like insisting on this fake title. Get a real MD or just work on your self-esteem.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) January 29, 2023
“Announcers for this Eagles-49ers game just spotted the First Lady in a box and of course call her “Dr. Jill Biden.” Wonder if she realizes what a wannabe she looks like insisting on this fake title. Get a real MD or just work on your self-esteem,” Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) posted on Twitter on January 29, 2023.
The Post noted further:
In 2007, Jill Biden earned a doctorate of education from the University of Delaware. When her husband, President Biden, served as Barack Obama’s vice president, Jill Biden taught English full-time at Northern Virginia Community College.
Jill Biden’s insistence on using the honorific even though she’s not a physician triggered widespread debate about which Ph.D. recipients should be called “doctor.”