Serial prankster Jill Biden at it again: FLOTUS dresses up as airhostess and serves ice cream on plane
First Lady handed out ice creams disguised as 'Jasmine', only to later reveal her identity to shocked pool reporters
First Lady Jill Biden is a well-known prankster. On numerous occasions in the past, she has let enjoyed having fun at the expense of others, including her husband Joe Biden. Her latest prank was targeted at pool reporters aboard her plane, Executive One Foxtrot. The First Lady managed to fool even her own staffers Anthony Bernal and Michael LaRosa, which she seemed pleased about.
During meal service on the flight, a flight attendant with short black hair and a face mask handed out Dove ice cream bars to staff, Secret Service, and the press. The attendant had a nametag reading 'Jasmine'. Roughly five minutes after she was done, Bernal and LaRosa came back into the press cabin laughing. The First Lady then reappeared, without the wig revealing that she was actually Jasmine.
Reportedly, the pool was totally fooled and taken aback but found some solace in the fact that even Biden's staffers hadn't recognized her. As the pool laughed, a visibly pleased FLOTUS returned to her cabin. The moment has also won the hearts of many users on social media, who have praised Biden for taking a more light-hearted approach compared to her predecessor.
In her memoir, 'When The Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself', Biden explained her love for pranks. "I've always believed you've got to steal the joyful moments when you can," she wrote. She added, "Life is difficult, and if you sit around waiting for fun to show up, you'll find yourself going without it more often than not." She also talked about the importance of pranks in the White House. "The White House is a serious place, with serious people, doing serious work. If you're not careful, it can grind you down," she wrote.
Biden has a strong record of fooling everyone when Joe Biden was Obama's Vice President. In 2014, she hid in the baggage compartment on Air Force Two to surprise her husband. In an interview, Joe Biden recalled the incident saying, "this is the Second Lady of the United States of America jumping out of the overhead baggage compartment.”Way back in 2009, Jill snuck into Biden's office in the White House and plastered the windows with multicolored hearts. She wrote in her memoir, "I wasn't there to see his reaction, but I know he was both delighted and embarrassed."
As news of the prank made its way to social media, many couldn't help but be delighted at Biden's efforts.
'FLOTUS is so cute'
Reacting to news of the prank, one user posted, "@FLOTUS is so cute! Love her for being who she is." Another took a dig at Melania Trump, tweeting, "I really really like her. So nice to have a @FLOTUS you laugh with, not at!"
Another said, "It is such a relief to have “humans” in the White House again, capable of compassion, empathy, humor, intelligence, normal human emotions. Thank you @FLOTUS!" One more person tweeted, "Nice to have humanity and a sense of humor back in the White House. Was the “prank” lame? Yes. Endearing? Absolutely"
It is such a relief to have “humans” in the White House again, capable of compassion, empathy, humor, intelligence, normal human emotions. Thank you @FLOTUS !— Lee (@Lee6CatCrazy) April 2, 2021
Nice to have humanity and a sense of humor back in the White House. Was the “prank” lame? Yes. Endearing? Absolutely— Zach (@zach_ismyname) April 2, 2021
"How refreshing! A First Lady with a sense of humor. I love it!!" another tweeted. One person commented, "she pranked the press by giving them yummy ice cream. I love this woman. Not a mean bone in her body."
How refreshing! A First Lady with a sense of humor. I love it!! 😹😹— Snowflake the Poodle (@atlantishome) April 2, 2021
She pranked the press by giving them yummy ice cream. I love this woman. Not a mean bone in her body.— Katherine Azaro, M.D. (@KatherineAzaro) April 2, 2021
One user summed up the internet's feelings by tweeting, "This makes me inexplicably happy."
This makes me inexplicably happy.— cjspassingboldly (@cjs1407) April 2, 2021
Biden pulled off the prank on her way back from California. She was in the state to give a speech to United Farm Workers and visit a vaccination site at Forty Acres. Unfortunately, we don't have any images of FLOTUS in disguise. Judging by the tweets, it is a heartwarming story that clearly has won over America.