First Lady Jill Biden received a surprisingly warm welcome from the U.S. swim team on Saturday.
Biden originally intended to cheer on the swimmers representing the United States but instead was greeted with shouts of “Dr. Biden! Dr. Biden!”
The Associated Press reported that “Without fans in the 15,000-seat Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Saturday, masked teams had ample room to spread out in socially distanced seats above the deck. The U.S. contingent waved tiny American flags and pounded red-white-and-blue Thunderstix, while the Germans spread their large-sized flag over two rows of seats. Waiting for the session to begin, the Americans chanted ‘Dr. Biden, Dr. Biden’ and clapped.”
The First Lady has been the face of America at the Tokyo Olympics, with the President suspiciously absent. President Biden’s decision not to attend the Olympics has raised serious questions about his capabilities.
The First Lady attended a women’s 3-on-3 basketball game with French President Emmanuel Macron, a meeting that could have been beneficial had Joe Biden made the trip.
With the President missing in action, the First Lady is doing an admirable job of rallying team USA’s athletes.
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