In a semi-rare public appearance, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will join First Lady Jill Biden at a White House arts event next week.
The White House has confirmed that Clinton would attend Tuesday’s ceremony to commemorate the 2023 recipients of the Praemium Imperiale, the Japan Art Association’s annual worldwide prize for lifetime accomplishment in the arts.
In 1994, President Bill Clinton and inaugural Lady Hillary Clinton hosted the inaugural White House celebration for Praemium Imperiale recipients.
A month after former President Barack Obama went to the White House for the first time since the end of his term to celebrate his primary health care bill, Bill Clinton had lunch with President Joe Biden in the White House in May 2022. Hillary Clinton, a former senator from New York and secretary of state under Obama from 2009 to 2013, ran against and lost to Donald Trump in 2016.
During the 2016 presidential debates, Trump famously said Hillary would “be in jail” if he were president.”
Hillary Clinton laughed during her MSNBC appearance with Rachel Maddow when the news of Donald Trump’s fourth indictment broke.
The former president faces 13 charges for his alleged role in changing the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. Additional charges have been filed against 18 more Trump aides, including Trump’s former lawyer Rudy Giuliani and former chief of staff Mark Meadows. Trump’s legal team has called the indictment “flawed and unlawful,” and Trump himself has denied any wrongdoing. The charge was deemed “an insult to American democracy” by Giuliani.
Jill Biden, the First Lady, tested positive for COVID on Monday, but the White House has said that the event scheduled for next Tuesday will still go on as planned. While resting in Delaware, “the first lady is doing well,” according to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday.
After two days of negative testing, Jean-Pierre reported that the president had tested negative for COVID on Wednesday morning. After visiting Vietnam and Alaska, he will visit India on Thursday to attend the Group of 20 meeting in New Delhi.