On Saturday, viewers of the coronation of Britain’s King Charles III made light of First Lady Jill Biden after noticing where she sat throughout the ceremony.
According to RadarOnline.com, Biden attended the coronation without President Joe Biden, but with a granddaughter; they were observed in the rear of Westminster Abbey.
“Jill Biden is in the last row!” one view noted, according to the outlet, while another said, “Jill Biden in back row. Love it! Stupid move by Joe snubbing the king, supporting the Markles and encouraging their treacherous actions.”
“Jill Biden seated at the back by the toilets. Maybe they’d still planned for Joe to be there?” another person quipped. Still, another said, “Bit rude seating Jill Biden so far back isn’t it?”
When asked why President Biden will not travel to England for the coronation in April, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was unable to provide a convincing rationale for why he will be the first president in U.S. history to not attend.
“The president had about a 25-minute, 30-minute call with the King Charles III, during which he congratulated the King — I think we put that out last night — to his upcoming coronation, and they have a very friendly conversation,” she told a reporter at the time, RadarOnline.com reported.
“They have a good relationship with the King. He talked about how he enjoyed meeting — visiting — the Queen, I should say, back in 2021 — he and the first lady, at Windsor. And he hoped to visit again soon,” she added.
“No, they should not see it as a snub. Not at all. Again, the president has a good relationship with the King. They had a friendly conversation, and I will leave it at that. It is not a snub,” Jean-Pierre added.
According to Newsweek, former President Donald Trump stated on Saturday that the people of the United Kingdom were “insulted” by President Joe Biden’s absence at the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
“Joe Biden should have been at the Coronation of King Charles III. Is that really so much to ask? The people of the U.K. are greatly insulted. No wonder we are losing support all over the World. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!” he wrote on his Truth Social platform.
He also sent his fondest regards and compliments to King Charles and Queen Camilla. Best wishes to the magnificent new King and Queen of the United Kingdom. You two are extremely Unique Individuals. I wish for your reign to be lengthy and magnificent. BLESSINGS OF THE LORD UPON YOU BOTH, he exclaimed.
In a previous interview, Trump questioned Vice President Biden’s decision to forego the travel, speculating that it may have been due to his deteriorating health.
“Certainly, he should be here as our representative of our country,” Trump said. “I was very surprised, I think it’s very disrespectful for him not to be here.”
“I don’t think he can do it physically, actually, I think that it’s hard for him to do it physically,” he noted further, according to RadarOnline.com. “He’s got a lot of things going, a lot of strange things happened.”
However, political expert Craig Agranoff told Newsweek: “It’s worth noting that Trump also did not attend the coronation of King Charles III. In fact, no sitting United States president has ever attended a British coronation. So, while Biden’s decision may not be popular with everyone, it’s not unprecedented.”
“Leaders from across the world are attending today’s Coronation of King Charles III. Even the French President is there. Notably absent is Joe Biden, who could not be bothered. What message does this send to America’s closest ally? Biden is a petty, arrogant, sneering disgrace,” he tweeted on Saturday.