Jill Biden Takes the Reins, Plans Meetings with Japanese Leaders

Is Jill Biden the first female President of the United States? No, but it certainly seems that way.

Not only is she traveling in Joe Biden’s place to Tokyo for the opening of the Olympic Games, but she will also be meeting high-ranking members of the Japanese government for talks. 

Isn’t that something a president does? Jill Biden was not elected by the American people; she therefore has no mandate to negotiate deals with Japan on behalf of anyone other than herself.

The Solo Trip to Japan

The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reported Sunday that First Lady Jill Biden is planning a lone trip to Japan for the Tokyo Olympics in absence of President Joe Biden.

As per details provided by the publication, the two nations are working on a plan for the first lady to join the July 23 official opening; there are also plans in the works for Mrs. Biden to speak with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and other top foreign figures during her trip.

According to the Yomiuri Shimbun, Jill Biden’s lone dispatch is seen as a major honor for the hosting nation, sending a statement about the significance of the relationship with the Japanese.

Japan is a key ally of the United States in Asia; former President Obama has backed Suga’s efforts to conduct the games, despite the Chinese virus outbreak.

President Emmanuel Macron of France, whose nation will hold the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris, is also expected to attend.

This isn’t the first time the first lady has stepped in for her husband or taken part in his daily political interactions with the public.

According to Breitbart News, she toured the Twin Cities last year during the presidential election campaign, stopping in St. Paul and talking to fans in Minneapolis in favor of her husband’s candidacy.

She Seems to Enjoy the Limelight

Jill Biden was glad to appear in her husband’s stead while advocating his political agenda at her last stop; she drew what one station characterized as a small but spirited audience of women dubbed Women for Biden.

She visited a pop-up immunization location for farmworkers in California in April of this year to encourage people to join a mass media coronavirus vaccination scheme.

Dr. Biden, 70, and her husband recently attended the G7 meeting in Cornwall, England.

She handed U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s son, Wilfred, a print of the children’s story she authored about the president’s formative days and his life amongst small kids during that trip, according to reports.

According to the Daily Mail, the first lady personally handed the gift to Carrie Johnson, the one-year-olds mother, as they walked down the seashore in Carbis Bay, Cornwall.

According to Publishers Weekly, the book is an anecdotal portrait of the guy who grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania; the book ultimately focuses on his competitiveness and risk-taking in his role as a peacemaker, loyal brother, and protector of tormented friends in his early years.