Jill Biden Addresses Rumors About Obama, Joe & Hillary
During “View” appearance, Jill Biden discusses if veep plans to run for president.
How did President Barack Obama react when his veep voiced support for same-sex marriage before he himself publicly backed marriage equality? According to the rumor mill, Joe Biden’s statement on “Meet the Press” in early May that he felt “absolutely comfortable” with gay marriage annoyed White House officials. But the vice president’s wife, Jill Biden, played down such allegations during an appearance Tuesday on ABC’s “The View.”
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“Joe speaks from the heart, and he and the president are on the same page on this,” she told the hosts of the chat show. “It’s just that simple. I just think they were both in sync on it, and he was going to do it.”
This rumor wasn’t the only one Jill Biden quashed while on “The View.” She also discussed the gossip that Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton would switch places on the 2012 ticket, with Clinton running as vice president and Biden serving as secretary of state. She denied the rumor was true. But what about the buzz that Biden will run for president in 2016? Mrs. Biden wasn’t as forthcoming when answering that query.
“I think he would make a wonderful president, but we’re focused on this election and winning this election. We’re all out there working hard, so hopefully we have four more months to go.”
Joe Biden isn’t the only Biden with a career in politics. His son Beau Biden serves as attorney general for the state of Delaware. Beau Biden and his young daughter Natalie joined Jill Biden on “The View” to discuss her new children’s book about servicemen — “Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops.” Beau Biden served in Iraq from 2008 to 2009, and Jill Biden decided to write her new children’s book after Natalie reminded her one night to pray for the troops.
When “View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked Beau Biden if the troops thought they were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan for the right reasons, he answered, “These are people who signed up…Morale is not an issue.”
Beau Biden wasn’t as direct when asked if he plans to run for president one day. He sidestepped the question, simply stating, “I don’t plan much beyond a year or two.”
Could Joe and Beau Biden be the next father-son team to end up in the White House since the Bushes?