Former Foreign Minister Hillary Clinton is expected to make a rare public appearance at the White House Since losing her run for the presidency in 2016, she’s attending an arts event with the First Lady next week Jill Biden.
The White House announced that Clinton is scheduled to appear on Tuesday to help honor winners of the 2023 Praemium Imperiale, a global award presented annually by the Japan Art Association for lifetime achievement in the arts.
The winners of the Praemium Imperiale were celebrated for the first time in the White House by the President bill clinton and the then First Lady in 1994.
Bill Clinton had lunch with Biden at the White House in May 2022, a month after former President Barack Obama returned to the White House for the first time since leaving office for an event celebrating his most important health bill.
Hillary Clinton, a former New York senator who was Obama’s secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, has kept relatively quiet in public since losing the presidency to Donald Trump.
The White House announcement means the event will take place next Tuesday, despite the first lady testing positive for COVID on Monday. She is recovering in Delaware, and White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Wednesday that “the first lady is fine.”
Jean-Pierre said the president tested negative for COVID on Wednesday morning after testing negative for the previous two days. He is scheduled to leave for India on Thursday to attend the Group of 20 summit in New Delhi, and later travel to Vietnam and Alaska.