Biden’s spokesman Mike LaRosa said, ‘Last weekend, prior to her two official events in Hawaii, the First Lady stepped on an object on the beach which became lodged in her left foot.’
‘She will undergo a procedure today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to remove the object. The President will join her,’ LaRosa said.
The president departed the White House a little after 7 p.m. Thursday night to meet the first lady at Walter Reed.
‘I’m late for a very important date,’ he told reporters as he left.
It’s unclear how long the first lady will be at the facility.
First lady Jill Biden is photographed leaving Hawaii on Sunday. She wore a pair of wedged espadrilles throughout the day – and on the flight back. Her office said Thursday she’s headed to Walter Reed to have an object removed from her foot that she stepped on at the beach
President Joe Biden stops to talk to reporters as he departs for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland to be with the first lady who’s getting an object removed from her left foot. ‘I’m late for a very important date,’ he told reporters as he left
President Joe Biden is captured arriving at Walter Reed Thursday night to be with the first lady as she gets an object dislodged from her foot after stepping on something on a beach in Hawaii last weekend
Marine One is seen landing at Walter Reed Thursday night as President Joe Biden flew to the medical facility where first lady Jill Biden is getting an object removed from her left foot, according to her spokesman
First lady Jill Biden is photographed at the first of two events she attended Sunday in Hawaii. Her spokesman said Thursday she’s headed to Walter Reed to have an object dislodged from her foot after stepping on something on the beach in Hawaii during her down time there
First lady Jill Biden takes in a hula performance Sunday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam at a barbecue for military members and their families in which the first lady talked about her Joining Forces initiative
A child grabs on to first lady Jill Biden’s lei at a barbecue Sunday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. This was the second of two events she attended in Hawaii before flying back to Washington, D.C.
First lady Jill Biden is captured directly before departing Hawaii on Sunday, receiving a glass enclosed ship from Admiral John Aquilino, the commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command. She wore a pair of wedge espadrilles throughout the day and wasn’t limping
Dr. Biden spent time in Hawaii on Saturday and Sunday after leaving Tokyo, Japan where she cheered on Team USA athletes and attended the opening ceremony of the Tokyo summer Olympics.
The first lady held vaccine advocacy events in both Anchorage, Alaska – en route to Japan – and then Honolulu, Hawaii – on the way back to Washington, D.C.
After Biden landed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Saturday afternoon, she had nearly 24 hours to relax in Hawaii before her first event Sunday.
Biden peeled off from reporters and stayed at the Presidential Cottage at Marine Base Kaneohe.
The first lady wasn’t limping on Sunday when she held events at Waipahu High School and later, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
She wore a pair of platform espadrilles.
At the first event, at a pop-up vaccination clinic at the high school, Biden witnessed two teenagers getting their second doses of the Pfizer vaccine before making remarks in the school library.
There she spoke about the vaccine push – and also thanked teachers for doing all they could to teach students virtually last year.
‘As a teacher, I did my best to create a sense of community in my virtual class last year. But some things can’t be replaced,’ she said. ‘And that’s especially true for students who missed out on sports, and proms, and school plays.’
‘When we lost these connections, our world felt a little darker—a little colder,’ she continued. ‘Now, doesn’t the time we spend with those we care about fill us with even more joy?’ the first lady added.
Biden then attended a Sunday afternoon barbecue on base with attendees representing all six branches of the military, including Space Force.
There she talked about the Obama-era Joining Forces initiative that she’s since brought back to life.
The first lady was treated to a hula performance – and then walked around to every table saying hi to military members and their families.
Biden had the same wedges on when she arrived Monday morning at Joint Base Andrews to conclude the trip.
The outing marked the first lady’s first solo trip abroad since the Biden administration came into office in January.
In Japan, the first lady played the role of diplomat as well – dining with Japanese Prime Minster Yoshihide Suga and his wife Mariko when she first arrived.
Biden then participated in a solo event Friday morning with Mariko Suga – an incense lesson at Akasaka Palace – before later heading to the Imperial Palace for a reception with Japanese Emperor Naruhito.
From the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Tokyo, Biden held a Zoom call with Team USA – since COVID-19 protocols prevented a meeting in person.
On Saturday she also hosted embassy staff there for a watch party to see Team USA play Mexico in softball.
Biden attended Friday night’s opening ceremony in Tokyo and returned to Olympics’ venues Saturday to watch women’s 3×3 basketball against France, several races with U.S. swimmers and then the women’s soccer match against New Zealand – before flying overnight to Honolulu.
First lady Jill Biden (left) poses for a photo with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (center) and his wife Mariko (right) Thursday night in Tokyo. It’s custom for them to be in bare feet