Carter Library releases a strange but engaging photo of the Bidens visiting Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
A bizarre but engaging photo has been released of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden meeting former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.
From the perspective of the photo, both Bidens appeared tall above the Carters sitting on two chairs in the living room.
The photo was taken Thursday at the Carter’s home in Plains, Georgia, on the 100th day of the 78-year-old President Biden’s reign.
The couple live in a two-bedroom ranch that the president built himself before entering the White House.
Both Carters are in their nineties. Jimmy Carter is 96 and his wife Rosalynn is 93.
The Carter Library posted a photo of former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn’s visit to President Joe Biden in Georgia last week with a rather strange perspective
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter watches as President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden leave former President Jimmy Carter’s home on a trip to mark Biden’s 100th day in office
President Biden traveled to Plains with his wife First Lady Jill Biden to meet the Carters at their home
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library released the photo of the visit with presidential historian Michael Bechloss posting to Twitter this Monday night. It generated some humorous reactions online.
‘This is an extremely strange looking image. I have a lot of respect for all four, but the picture is just bizarre … ” wrote one user on Twitter.
“Can we discuss the perspective in this photo?” said screenwriter Jeffrey Lieber.
“I know people tend to shrink as they age, but didn’t realize their furniture did,” another Twitter user joked.
‘I just thought,’ I love everyone in this picture, but what am I looking at? ‘Is it a small house? Are the giants of the Biden? Are the Carter’s Smurfs? ‘Asked Melinda Henrickson.
“The Bidens keep getting bigger as his approval score increases,” added another.
“These appear to be the smaller backup versions of the Carters,” wrote Kent Heier.
“I know the Carters are elderly, but they don’t have a doll size, and their home probably isn’t,” suspected an online poster.
‘I love this; but the Carter look like miniature dollhouse people. Is it me??? But I love it, ‘tweeted another.
The photo sparked a selection of humorous responses on Twitter about the tendon of the photo that made the Bidens seem much bigger than the Carters
At Air Force One, Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre explained that the visit was not because Jimmy Carter was in poor health.
“They had said on that call that they would try to connect after the inauguration,” she said, explaining that Biden and Carter had spoken by phone on the eve of Biden’s swearing-in. “And since they were going to Georgia, they wanted to come over and say hello.”
She also said the visit was unrelated to the recent death of Carter’s vice president, Walter Mondale, who was also a close friend of Biden.
‘No, this is just, like I said, a long-lasting friendship – they said they would try to see each other after the inauguration,’
In this photo from June 14, 1977, Senator Joe Biden (left) with President Carter (center) and someone else from the Delaware delegation
President Jimmy Carter (left) and Delaware United States Senator Joseph Biden (right) greet guests at the Hotel Dupont in Wilmington. Carter is depicted at a reception in honor of Senator Biden in 1978
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carter and his wife were unable to attend Biden’s inauguration in January.
But both couples have now been vaccinated, and the Carters have even resumed worship in their own church, Maranatha Baptist Church.
Carter, who was president between 1977 and 1981, called “my first and most effective supporter in the Senate” as well as “my loyal and devoted friend.”
A young Delaware senator and Carter ally during the Georgian White House, Biden was the first senator to back Carter in his bid for president.
Biden later told reporters how he enjoyed the meeting.
“It was great to see President Carter. And we were talking about the old days, ”he said. “His health has improved.”
The Carters will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary later this year on July 7, 2021.
President Jimmy Carter and then Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. greet Biden supporters at a $ 1,000 per couple fundraising reception in Wilmington, Delaware in 1978. Biden was the first US senator to endorse Carter’s presidential nomination in 1976
Senator Joe Biden with President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter are photographed in June 1987
HEALTH OF PRESIDENT CARTER
The 39th president, in office from 1977-81, has largely disappeared from public view amid the coronavirus pandemic and his own health challenges following a series of falls in 2019.
He previously survived a serious cancer diagnosis in 2015 after being diagnosed with metastatic melanoma that was detected in his liver and spread to his brain.
About six months after diagnosis, Carter announced that he no longer needed cancer treatment, in part because of a breakthrough drug that trains the immune system to fight cancer tumors.
He was hospitalized two years later in 2017 for dehydration while building homes with Habitat for Humanity in Canada.
He was back at the workplace the next day after being fired.
Despite disappearing from public opinion due to health concerns, Carter remains a silent force in politics at home and, through his post-presidential center, in public health and human rights advocacy around the world.