It seems that the White House is once again to the liking of Vogue.
Jill biden, the first lady, will appear on the cover of the magazine’s August issue, continuing a tradition that Anna Wintour, the magazine’s editor, had been on hiatus during Trump’s presidency.
In interviews with the writer Jonathan Van Meter, Biden, who is the first in her position to keep her day job, said the mood in the country had changed with the election of the president Joe Biden.
Annie Leibovitz for Vogue
“During the campaign, I felt a lot of anxiety from people,” Jill Biden said.
“Now when I travel the country, I feel like people can breathe again. I think that’s part of the reason Joe was chosen.”
As first lady, Biden maintains a busy travel schedule that currently exceeds that of her husband, and is seen as something of a secret weapon by administration officials, who send it to parts of the country that they are not typically Democratic territory.
Michelle Obama, when she was the cover of the magazine.
Another cover of MIchelle Obama. Photo AP Photo / Annie Leibovitz / Vogue.
He has traveled to Alabama, West Virginia, Mississippi and Tennessee to promote pandemic relief legislation and encourage young people to get the coronavirus vaccine.
Unlike its recent predecessors, who limited their appearances to acts in the service of the East Wing, Biden’s staff have told the president’s advisers to use it in whatever way it may be. Useful to promote the president’s agenda.
“His campaign nickname was ‘The Closer'” (N of R: TV series showing the work of the LAPD Deputy Chief), said Anita Dunn, a senior adviser to the president who helps plan much of the first lady’s national trips.
In a separate interview for the Vogue article, Joe Biden said that Jill Biden came to the White House understanding how to use the platform after passing eight years as second lady.
Hillary Clinton on the cover of Vogue
“But it was clear to me that she I knew exactly what I would do if I were first lady, “Joe Biden said.
The president said he missed the time “Romantic“with Jill Biden now that they are both in the White House.
He said that when one of them has free time, the other is usually busy with his official duties.
“I miss her. I’m very proud of her,” Joe Biden told the magazine.
“But we can’t go out like we used to. When we lived in Delaware and we were married, once a month we would go out alone to a bed and breakfast of the area, to make sure we had a romantic moment where we just walked away and hung out together. “
For nearly a century, the Vogue treatment has been an asset to the first lady.
Michelle Obama appeared on the cover three times.
Hillary clinton She appeared once as a first lady and once as a Democratic presidential candidate.
Lou Henry Hoover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and Laura Bush have graced the magazine’s pages.
That is why the omission of Melania Trump it was so remarkable.
Trump, who had appeared on the cover as part of a story about his marriage to Donald trump, was informally excluded from the magazine by Wintour, who, when asked about Trump’s inclusion in the magazine, said in 2019 “I don’t think this is a time not to take sides.”
Melania Trump, who often counterattacks critics through her official spokesperson, was quick to respond:
“Being on the cover of Vogue doesn’t define Mrs. Trump. She’s been there, she’s done that long before she was first lady. Her role as America’s first lady and everything she does is much more important than a session of sketchy photos and cover. “
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