Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State, is set to step into the public eye once again with a scheduled appearance at the White House. This event is peculiarly notable as it marks one of her first few public engagements since her unsuccessful bid for the country’s highest office in 2016. The occasion will see her attending an arts event alongside First Lady Jill Biden.
The event, scheduled for the upcoming Tuesday, is in honor of the Praemium Imperiale laureates of 2023. This prestigious global prize, presented annually by the Japan Art Association, pays tribute to a lifetime of achievement in various art forms. The White House has a history of honoring these distinguished laureates, starting with President Bill Clinton and the then-First Lady in 1994.
Bill Clinton arched a connection with the current administration during a lunch with President Biden at the White House back in May 2022. His visit to the seat of power came a month after his successor, former President Barack Obama. Obama graced the White House with his presence for a celebration of his book marking health care reform, the first time since the end of his administration.
Hillary Clinton, who has led a decidedly understated public life since her loss to Donald Trump, also served as one of New York’s senators and held the position of Secretary of State under President Obama from 2009 to 2013.
Notwithstanding the recent Covid diagnosis of the First Lady, the event at the White House will proceed as planned. The First Lady is said to be on a path to recovery in Delaware, according to White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre. Jean-Pierre also reported President Biden’s three consecutive negative Covid tests, prior to his travel to the Group of 20 summit in New Delhi, India, with subsequent plans to visit Vietnam and Alaska.