Hillary Clinton visited the White House on Tuesday (12/9), for the first time since President Barack Obama’s administration. He helped First Lady Jill Biden announce the global arts awards.
Clinton, who is also a former first lady, and Jill Biden jointly announced the recipients of the Praemium Imperiale, the annual global art award for lifetime achievement by the Japan Art Association.
Three of the five 2023 Praemium Imperiale recipients attended. They are Robert Wilson for Theater & Filma, Wynton Marsalis for Music, and Vija Celmins for painting.
Clinton had been to the White House several times before becoming first lady. The first visit was when he accompanied Bill Clinton, who served as governor of Arkansas from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, attending the annual reception of the state’s governors.
After no longer being first lady, Clinton continued to frequent the White House in her roles as senator and then secretary of state, posts that gave her a permanent seat next to the president at Cabinet meetings.
She twice ran to become the first female president, campaigning in 2008 and 2016, but failed. He never visited the White House during the Trump administration. (ka/hour)