The White House confirmed Tuesday that First Lady Jill Biden will lead the official U.S. delegation to the Tokyo Olympics, leaving President Joe Biden to stay at home alone.
Biden will attend the opening ceremony on her first solo trip abroad as first lady, AP reports.
“First Lady Jill Biden will travel to the Opening Ceremony of the 2021 Olympic Summer Games,” the White House said. The ceremony takes place July 23.
The president is not going, in recognition of the extraordinary health precautions around the Tokyo Games, with fans banned from stadiums and athletes not allowed on public transport.
His agenda in Washington during the time his wife is away has not been made public.
.@JoeBiden: “You know, there’s that great philosopher, and he talked about, Jill puts notes up on my mirror when she wants me to, where I shave, to get messages across