The president of the United States, Joe Biden, and the first lady, Jill Biden, are adjusting to their new life in the White House, where they settled on January 20 after their inauguration and the departure of Donald and Melania Trump . Although it is the first time that he can address it as his home, the presidential residence is not strange for the former senator from Delaware up to five consecutive times since Biden frequented that building during the eight years in which he served as Barack’s vice president. Obama From there, the 46th president of the United States has now signed more than thirty executive orders that range from the management of the pandemic by covid-19 to the climate crisis through the paralysis of the fence with Mexico or the authorization to that the LGTBI military can serve in the Army. Between project launches and new agreements, Joe Biden takes a gap from his busy schedule to grant, along with his wife, what is his first interview since he came to power. Has made it to the magazine People, a medium in which he does not seek to explain in detail each of his reforms, but in which he manages to relax with the one who has been his partner for 43 years of marriage.
The couple has spoken precisely about the secret of their success together, who are no strangers to the stress that work in politics can generate in a relationship, and both agree that it is the support and mutual strength that make them unbreakable. “Everybody says that marriage is 50/50. Well sometimes it has to be 70/30. Thank God that when I am really depressed, she intervenes, and when she is really depressed, I can intervene ”, he added.
The first lady returns the compliment and has pointed to the past of misfortunes, especially that of her husband, as a great unifying force: “Everything we have gone through together, the ups and downs and certainly the tragedy and loss. There is that quote that says that sometimes you become stronger because of the blows that life has given you. That is what we try to achieve ”. Jill Biden refers to the tragic 1972 accident that killed Joe Biden’s first wife, Neilia, and their one-year-old daughter, Noemi. His two sons survived that misfortune, Beau, who died in 2015 from a brain tumor at age 46, and Hunter, 50, but whose life has been surrounded by controversy since he was removed from the Army for his addictions. Besides Hunter, there is also Ashley, 39 years old and the only daughter in common who has the marriage.
But personal misfortunes aren’t the only thing holding the presidential couple together. Also that Jill Biden continue with her work as a university professor. Although Dr. Jill (a title given by her doctorate) is teaching the classes via telematics due to the situation due to the coronavirus, it is the first time in the history of the United States that a first lady exercises her work outside the White House. “That is my passion, it is my life”, has assured Jill Biden to People about the juggling she does by interspersing her work as a teacher and her duties as first lady.
A decision that Joe Biden shares from the beginning. “I am glad that you have kept your profession. It is very important that she be an educator, although she took two years off when we got married [en junio de 1977] Because the children were young, it is important for her to have her independence and dedicate herself to the things that matter to her. However, we always share each other’s dreams ”.
The president is clear that both are capable of carrying out their functions independently, but if they are together, everything works out better. “Each of us could do our job, but not as well as we do when we are together,” he said. “I don’t think I would have continued to be involved in public life without her. Jill came at a really important time and brought my family back together. She is the glue that holds it together, and I knew I wanted to marry her shortly after meeting her. […] It’s not that we don’t fight and argue sometimes. I’m just lucky. ” “Well, after 43 years of marriage, there really isn’t much else to fight for,” the first lady finished with a smile.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.