- President Biden revealed to Vogue that there is “no real advantage” or privacy in the White House.
- Biden said he and First Lady Jill Biden weren’t drawn to the “pomp and circumstance part” either.
- The first lady will appear on the cover of the August issue of Vogue.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden explained their belief that there was “no real benefit” to living in the White House in a Vogue magazine cover posted online Tuesday.
The first lady will appear on the cover of the August issue of Vogue, for which she was photographed by Annie Leibovitz and interviewed by Jonathan Van Meter.
“It was ‘Hi Chief’ and all that when I was a young senator. But I never wanted that track,” Biden said, telling Vogue that Obamas probably felt the same way. “There was no real benefit to living physically in the White House. It’s the greatest honor in the world… but there is no privacy. And the auspicious part is not something that we never went out of our way to research. “
As previously reported, Biden was reluctant to run for president in 2020. This was his third candidacy, after unsuccessful candidacies in 1988 and 2008, and after serving eight years in the Obama White House in as vice president and lost son Beau to cancer in 2015.
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It was ultimately the Trump presidency that prompted Biden to stand for re-election.
“Jill said, ‘You must Classes. Because there is so much at stake, ”Biden told Vogue. “So this was my first time running… without thinking about any of the props from, you know, I could have Air Force One or I could have. . . . I think part of that was eliminated by being vice-president. And I realized that I probably had – whether I was right or not –knew more about the issues than most people because I’ve been around for so long. “
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And while the Bidens are no strangers to public life, the president also revealed that the demands and pressures of the presidency make it incredibly difficult for him and the first lady to spend time together.
The first lady has traveled across the country promoting the Biden administration’s initiatives ranging from immunizations to the US bailout, in addition to continuing to teach English at Northern Virginia Community College.
“I Miss her. I am really proud of her. But it’s not like we can leave like we used to. When we lived in Delaware and got married, once a month we would go to a local bed and breakfast on our own, to make sure we had a romantic time to get away from it all and spend time together, ”Biden told Vogue adding more late, that now, “You can not. I am not complaining. It’s part of the deal. But this life prevents it. “