Jill Biden brought Joe Biden out of the Oval Office on Friday to give him a goodbye kiss before the president went to Walter Reed Hospital to visit wounded soldiers.
It is Biden’s first official trip out of the White House since he became President and his first ride on Marine One as Commander in Chief.
As Vice President, Biden and Jill often visited troops, including on Christmas Day. In addition, doctors at the military hospital treated Biden’s
The first couple then paused ahead of the president boarding Marine One, sneaking in a quick kiss before the commander in chief made his way to speak to the awaiting press.
The Bidens have a long history with the National Military Medical Center, which treats thousands of service members, military veterans and their families.
As vice president, Biden and Jill visited troops often, including on Christmas Day. Additionally, doctors at the military hospital treated Biden’s son Beau when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Beau died in 2015.
‘I’ve been at Walter Reed a lot. I spent almost six months there myself as a patient. And in addition to that, as Vice President, every single Christmas, we spent all of Christmas Day at Walter Reed. These kids are amazing,’ he told reporters on the South Lawn before he left. ‘They’re real heroes