Jill Biden swapped her wedding ring for a fat black band on a visit to Southern Virginia with her husband, President Joe Biden, on Monday.
The 69-year-old First Lady, who never shies away from sartorial outfits, looked elegant in a white sheath dress and slate gray coat, but she made it her own ensemble with her accessory choices.
Dr. Biden’s thick black belt, which gleamed in the light, matched the black belt that wrapped around her waist. The ring’s distinctive edges gave it the impression of bands stacked on her finger.
Switch: Jill Biden, 69, traded her wedding ring for a fat black band on a visit to Virginia on Monday
Sparkling in the light, the ring’s distinctive edges gave it the impression of bands stacked on her finger
Something new: the unique ring seemed to take the place of her wedding ring for today
She wore the statement piece on her ring finger on her left, and it seemed to take the place of her wedding ring for the day.
The ring could be seen grabbing the railing while getting off Air Force Once and speaking at Tidewater Community College.
The educator also had chunky diamond earrings, layered pearl bracelets, a gold chain watch, and a silver brooch to match her belt buckle. Even her protective face mask had pearls on the straps.
Dr. Biden completed her look with a pair of black patent leather and cream colored pumps with cream colored bows on the instep. Her shoulder-length blond hair was worn and her bangs framed her face.
Monday’s trip to Virginia was all about education. The Bidens’ first stop was at Yorktown Elementary School, where they heard from fifth graders what it was like to have home school.
Outfit of the Day: The First Lady looked elegant in a white sheath dress and slate gray coat as she traveled to southern Virginia with President Biden
Additional Details: Dr. Biden made the look her own with her accessory choices, including the thick black band she wore around her ring finger on her left hand
Meet and greet: The Bidens first stop was at Yorktown Elementary School, where they heard from the fifth graders what it was like to have home school
Safe as can be! Everyone wore face masks during the first couple’s visit, and the children sat at desks with plastic shields around them
Yorktown Elementary School students are back in class four days a week. Wednesday is their day at home for cleaning.
Everyone wore face masks during the first couple’s visit, and the children sat at desks with plastic shields around them.
President Biden reminded the children that the First Lady teaches full-time and asked how they enjoyed learning at home.
“It was a bit difficult with all the problems,” said one girl. “But I certainly prefer it this way.”
One boy agreed, “I didn’t like virtual. It was horrible.’
And another commented, “If we were really tired, we could take a nap.”
The Next Step: The Bidens then took a tour of Tidewater Community College in Portsmouth
Speech: Dr. Biden spoke about her husband’s American Families Plan in college. President Biden wants to offer all Americans free community education for two years
Statement piece: Dr. Biden’s ring could be seen speaking animatedly with her hands as she addressed the crowd
Dr. Biden, who teaches at a Northern Virginia Community College, laughed and said her students do the same.
‘You just turn off the camera. I’ve seen that, ”she said.
The Bidens then attended Tidewater Community College in Portsmouth. As part of his American Families Plan, President Biden wants to offer all Americans free community education for two years.
Both Bidens gave speeches on the American Families Plan after their tour of the school, with the First Lady telling the audience that she “feels most at home at community colleges” as a writing professor.
“Community school graduates provide greater security for their families,” she said. “They invest in their local schools and businesses, and they bring the necessary skills to our workforce to help us meet the challenges of the 21st century. That’s why we need two years of free community college. Thank you, Mr. President. ‘
She also gushed a bit about her husband, saying he knows firsthand that ‘there is no greater investment we can make than in education’.
On display: The ring was also on display when they stepped off Air Force One upon their arrival at Andrews Joint Base in Maryland on their way back to the White House
Beware: the wind was blowing through Dr. Biden holding on to the railing as she got off the plane
Look of love: The first couple held on as they headed to Marine One for their helicopter flight home
Hand in hand: They held hands as they walked the South Lawn of the White House
Saying hello! Dr. Biden waved and flashed her ring one last time before entering
Joe knows that. He saw it in his classes when he gave law. And he heard it from me every day after I finished teaching, ”she said. But it is not enough to know that it is taking action. And what drew me to Joe many years ago was his strength.
“And beneath his kindness, and his charm and his good humor, is a man who keeps his promises,” she continued. He does the necessary work and shows up when it matters. And today, the American Rescue Plan, American Jobs Plan, and American Families Plan will work together to realize the future we need.
He’s going to deliver on our promise of an opportunity for all Americans, with universal preschool quality, public schools, and free community college. Our country is going to arise together. ‘
Both President Biden’s $ 2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan and $ 1.8 trillion American Families Plan contain heavy educational components, including everything from money to repair school buildings and replace old plumbing to funds for free universal pre-K and more teachers.
He plans to pay for his job plan with an increase in corporate tax rates from 21 percent to 28 percent and impose a global minimum tax on businesses. To pay for his family’s plan, he would increase the tax rate on capital gains to 39.6 percent and increase the rate for the first 1 percent of incomes to 38.6 percent.
When President Biden took the stage at the community college, he told the rich and businesses in America that it is time to pay their “ fair share ” of taxes in his speech to boost his ambitious infrastructure and social spending.
“Is it more important to protect millionaires from paying a fair share, or is it more important that every child has a real chance from an early age to succeed and lighten the burden on working families,” he said.