Joe Biden holds door open for Jill Biden then walks around limo to get in, Internet says ‘class is 100% back’
Supporters inundated social media with praises for the new president for being a gentleman to his wife, with one claiming America is finally being 'led by someone respectful'
Joe Biden, who has been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, made waves across social media as he held the car door open for his wife Jill Biden, with his supporters gushing about the chivalrous gesture and noting that "class is back" at the White House.
"This is America's day. This is democracy's day," Biden said in his inaugural address. "Today we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate, but of a cause. The cause of democracy. The people, the will of the people, has been heard, and the will of the people has been heeded."
It's worth noting that Biden's inauguration was unlike any in US history. The new president addressed an empty National Mall while thousands of National Guard troops watched over downtown Washington. Instead of being crowded by supporters, the Mall was filled with thousands of small flags to represent them.
Supporters inundated social media with praises for the new president for being a gentleman to his wife, with one claiming America is finally being "led by someone respectful."
"Absolutely wonderful! When President Biden held the car door for First Lady Dr. Jill Biden then walked around to get in, first class all the way! It's the little things, but it brings back class and civility to the WH!" one tweeted. "It's so refreshing to see President Biden sit Dr. Jill Biden into her seat; close her door; then walk around the Presidential limo 'The Beast' to get in his side of the car. Issa husband!" another added.
"Our @POTUS @JoeBiden pays attention to the passing parade; respects those in the troop review. He opens the door for Dr. Jill Biden before going to his side of The Beast. He respects his wife. I am enjoying this feeling of being an American again. Led by someone respectful," a third chimed in. "Class is 100% back in the White House. How beautiful when @JoeBiden walks around the car to open the door for @DrBiden. And Mr @KamalaHarris did it too. #BidenHarrisInauguration," another gushed.
Absolutely wonderful! When President Biden held the car door for First Lady Dr. Jill Biden then walked around to get in, first class all the way!— Call me 𝐊𝐚𝐦𝐢 💜 (@kamimagic) January 20, 2021
It's the little things, but it brings back class and civility to the WH!#InaugurationDay #Inauguration2021
It's so refreshing to see President Biden sit Dr. Jill Biden into her seat; close her door; then walk around the Presidential limo "The Beast" to get in his side of the car.— Devita Davison (@DevitaDavison) January 20, 2021
Our @POTUS @JoeBiden pays attention to the passing parade; respects those in the troop review.— RollWithIt (@jbrdtrd) January 20, 2021
He opens the door for Dr. Jill Biden before going to his side of The Beast. He respects his wife.
I am enjoying this feeling of being an American again. Led by someone respectful.
Earlier, former President Bill Clinton was caught on camera earlier today catching some shut-eye while being seated among fellow presidents, vice presidents, and their families as the Inauguration Day events progressed. Eagled-eyed observers couldn't help but notice Clinton nodding off behind his COVID-19 mask as he sat next to his wife, 2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
The slimmed-down guest list for the presidential inauguration was headlined by the Obamas, the Bushes, and the Clintons. Former first ladies Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama arrived with their husbands at around 10 am local time. As the former first couples arrived, some of the most recognizable congressional leaders also began to show up. Finally, Biden, 78, and his wife Jill Biden exited a motorcade with Vice President-elect Harris, 56, and soon-to-be second gentleman Doug Emhoff. Meanwhile, a number of celebrities were spotted at the events, including Lady Gaga, who sang the National Anthem, Jennifer Lopez, who performed 'This Land is Your Land', Rosario Dawson, and her boyfriend, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker.
President Donald J. Trump, who didn't attend the ceremony, left Washington DC for Joint Base Andrews in Maryland earlier in the day to speak at a brief farewell ceremony. He later flew to Florida on Air Force One for one last time. "We have the greatest country in the world, we have the greatest economy in the world, and as bad as the pandemic was we did something that is really considered a medical miracle," he told his supporters. "I just want to say you are amazing people. This is a great, great country. It is my greatest honor and privilege to have been your president."