When FLOTUS Visited Ukraine, Joe Biden Went Golfing
This past Mother’s Day, first Lady Jill Biden headed to Ukraine on an official visit, while President Biden went to the golf course.
The first lady’s trip was part of the White House’s efforts to support Ukraine’s new president and reaffirm the United States’ commitment to the country. Mrs. Biden met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s wife Zelenska, in a quite informal and unannounced visit.
The first lady started by visiting Kosice in Slovakia where Ukrainian refugees are processed. Her convoy then crossed the border where Jill Biden met some volunteers and visited a chapel.
Tyler Pager, a White House reporter with The Washington Post that followed her wrote:
“FLOTUS’ motorcade crossed the border into Ukraine at 2:41 p.m. (Slovakia time) for an unannounced visit.”
“FLOTUS exited her vehicle at 2:51 and met the first lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska. The two women hugged and FLOTUS gave her a bouquet of flowers. This is the first time Zelenska has appeared in public since Feb. 24, the date of the Russian invasion, per U.S. official. The official also said the two first ladies have exchanged correspondences in the last few weeks,” he added.
Pager then went on to say that “Pool asked FLOTUS what it meant to make this visit: ‘I wanted to come on Mother’s Day. I thought it was important to show the Ukrainian people that this war has to stop and this war has been brutal and that the people of the United States stand with the people of Ukraine.’”
Pager then asked Zelenska “what FLOTUS’ visit meant to her.” She answered in Ukrainian and the following quotes are from a translator:
“First of all, I would like to thank you for a very courageous act. Because we understand what it takes for the US First Lady to come here during a war when the military actions are taking place every day, where the air sirens are happening every day even today.’”
Perhaps this trip was truly important, so why was Jill Biden the one tasked with running the show?
High inflation, an incoming recession, and a real threat of World War Three are seemingly in our midst, so what does our president do instead of address those issues? He heads to the golf course while his wife travels to Ukraine. This is how the President’s day went according to the reporter following him:
“Pool joined the president’s motorcade near the Biden residence at 3:22pm ET,” Los Angeles Times reporter Courtney Subramanian said in a pool report. “Pool arrived at the Fieldstone Golf Club at 3:29 pm ET. Pool has not seen POTUS today. We’re headed to the hold location.”
And later, “POTUS is golfing with his brother Jimmy, per the WH.”
The reporter went on: “Pool joined the president’s motorcade outside Fieldstone Golf Club at 6:30 p.m. Motorcade is rolling.”