Biden addressed a crowd at the Reagan Institute Summit on Education, which also hosted a number of former secretaries of education.
First Lady Jill Biden’s Joke and Odd Reaction
First lady Jill Biden didn’t get the reaction she was expecting Thursday when she delivered what she thought would be an applause line, only for her quip to fall flat, leading her to prod the audience to clap.
“I’ve visited red states and blue states and I’ve found that the common values that unite us are deeper than our divisions,” she said before taking a moment to pause.
Upon receiving no reaction from the crowd, the first lady added, “I thought you might clap for that.”
Those in attendance then gave her a round of applause.
The annual conference, according to the Ronald Reagan Foundation and Institute, “hosts education leaders from across the country” and, in addition to comments from the first lady, included remarks this year from former Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchison and Maryland Democrat Gov. Wes Moore.
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