Jill Biden plans to continue work as professor if her husband is inaugurated
Jill Biden, the wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, plans to continue working as a professor if her husband is inaugurated in January.
Members of the Trump family were pressured into quitting their non-governmental work after President Donald Trump was inaugurated in 2017.
Jill Biden would be the only First Lady in American history to work a full-time, paying job.
Jill Biden — the wife of former Vice President Joe Biden — plans to continue her teaching work in the English department at Northern Virginia Community College if her husband is inaugurated in January, according to USA Today.
Biden also continued teaching during her eight years as Second Lady, when her husband served as President Barack Obama’s vice president. If Jill Biden does so, she would be the first First Lady to hold a full-time career position outside of the White House.
In contrast, members of the Trump family were pressured into resigning from their non-governmental positions after President Donald Trump was inaugurated in 2017.
For instance, Eric Trump — the son of President Trump — stopped raising money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital after claims that the donations would grant access to the first family. Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. also stepped away from a conservation fundraising event after their father emerged victorious in the 2016 election.
Likewise, Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner divested from their business dealings before they began working in the Trump administration. Ivanka Trump stepped down from her fashion label and the Trump Organization, while Kushner sold shares in his real estate, publishing, and venture capital assets.
“When my father takes office as the 45th President of the United States of America, I will take a formal leave of absence from The Trump Organization and my eponymous apparel and accessories brand,” explained Ivanka Trump on Facebook. “I will no longer be involved with the management or operations of either company.”
Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, recently came under scrutiny for allegedly helping foreign business leaders gain access to his father during his time as Vice President. Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma, a Ukranian natural gas company, from 2014 to 2019.
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