A former first lady will join current First Lady Jill Biden at the White House next week for a scheduled presentation of an arts award, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
Hillary Clinton will join Mrs. Biden for a presentation of the 2023 Praemium Imperiale, an annual prize sponsored by the Japan Art Association to celebrate lifetime achievements in the arts.
The Praemium Imperiale laureates were first honored at the White House by President Bill Clinton and the then-first lady in 1994.
Jill Biden’s participation comes after she tested positive for COVID-19 over a week ago. The White House has described her condition as “mild” and has reported that she is on the path to recovery.
President Joe Biden has taken three COVID-19 tests In the wake of her diagnosis, all of which have returned negative results. The first lady is reportedly recuperating at the Biden’s Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, beach house.
Bill Clinton previously visited the White House in May 2022, and former President Barack Obama made his return to the White House a month later. The occasion marked the celebration of Obama’s signature health care law.
Hillary Clinton, who served as a senator from New York and later as Obama’s secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, faced a significant setback in 2016 when she lost the presidential race to Donald Trump.
Despite the first lady’s recent positive COVID-19 test, the White House has confirmed that next Tuesday’s event will proceed as planned, according to the report.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre recently updated the public on Jill Biden’s health, stating, “the first lady is doing well” in her recovery.
Jean-Pierre noted President Biden tested negative for COVID-19 Wednesday morning and is set to leave for India on Thursday.
He is scheduled to attend the Group of 20 summit in New Delhi before traveling to Vietnam.