Joe Biden joined his wife Jill Biden at the end of her speech at the Democratic National Convention. They embraced and he told the camera: “That’s the kind of first lady, lady, lady, lady Jill will be.” Now the moment’s going viral as people on social media talk about what a sweet moment they thought it was between Biden and his wife.
Joe Biden Called Jill Biden a ‘Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady’
Biden turned to the camera after he joined his wife and said: “Just think of your favorite educator who gave you the confidence to believe in yourself. That’s the kind of first lady, lady, lady, lady Jill will be.”
You can watch the moment in the video below.
Joe Biden: “She has a backbone like a ramrod..”
“Just think of your favorite educator who gave you the confidence to believe in yourself, that's the kind of first lady, lady, lady, lady Jill will be"
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 19, 2020
He also called her the “love of my life” and the “rock of our family.” Here’s another view of the same video.
In tender moment, Joe Biden embraces Jill Biden following her keynote #DemConvention remarks.
— ABC News (@ABC) August 19, 2020
The moment came at the very end of the convention on Tuesday night, after people like Colin Powell and Cindy McCain had endorsed Biden.
In his full quote, Biden said:
… She’s the strongest person I know, she has a backbone like a ramrod, she loves fiercely, cares deeply, nothing stops her when she sets her mind to getting something right. … For all of you there across the country, just think of your favorite educator who gave you the confidence to believe in yourself. That’s the kind of first lady, lady, lady, lady this Jill Biden will be.
Now everyone on Twitter is trying to figure out what Biden meant.
Matt Viser of The Washington Post said Biden often ends his talks with three “Thank yous” in a row. Instead, he ended this one with three “ladies” in a row.
“Thank you,” Joe Biden often says. "Thank you thank you thank you.”
“First Lady,” he says tonight. “Lady lady lady."
— Matt Viser (@mviser) August 19, 2020
Some think maybe he was referring to a song. But the only song with “Lady, Lady, Lady” in the title is by Joe Esposito from Flashdance.
Some think he was making a jab at Melania Trump.
Biden smiling, referring to his wife as a “lady…lady, lady,” (un?)intentionally drawing a contrast to ….? 😉
— Laffy (@GottaLaff) August 19, 2020
But most people on Twitter think Biden is unlikely to be doing that in his statement.
"The kind of First Lady . . . lady, lady, lady . . . that Jill Biden will be."
I really don't think Joe meant that as shade on Melania, but if anyone else had said that.
— Parmesan & Pinot – Biden/Harris 2020 (@ParmesanPinot) August 19, 2020
Instead, they believe Biden was simply either emphasizing what a lady he believes his wife is, or he was making a gentle joke about his stutter and how accepting she is of him.
Dr Biden is gonna be a great First Lady lady lady #DemConvention
— Tom D'Angora #BlackLivesMatter (@TomDangora) August 19, 2020
Back in December, Sarah Huckabee Sanders made fun of a moment in which Biden struggled to speak on the debate stage, not realizing that he’s had a lifelong stutter. In response to what she tweeted, Symone D. Sanders, senior advisor of Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign tweeted, “Is this truly the example you want to set for your children Sarah? It’s sad you missed VP Biden talking about how he connects with people on the trail whether they struggle with a stutter or losing a loved one.”
On Twitter after the convention speech on August 18, many people said they think the moment was sweet. One person said it simply showed two married people who are truly in love.
Welcome to actual married people who actually love eachother.
— Blue in Texas **864511320** (@tx_bluebonnet1) August 19, 2020
And another person said that they really loved the moment when they saw it.
— Cherish❤️For🛐Regis 7 (@RadFinch) August 19, 2020