Presidential Historian Gives Assessment During Interview

The CBS News show “Face the Nation” hosted presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, author of “The Unfinished Presidency.”

What he said is undoubtedly going to infuriate First Lady Jill Biden.

The historian said that he believes Jill is the reason why Biden is running again.

Brinkley accused the First Lady of doing the exact opposite of what other First Ladies have done historically.

The acclaimed presidential historian noted that both President Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson’s spouses urged them to leave office.

“She is the vital part. Dr. Jill Biden is it,” Brinkley said. “You know, if you go back to 1952, Harry Truman could have run, and he didn’t. Why? Well, the Korean War and, you know, other reasons. But — but Bess wanted to go back to Independence [Missouri] — she didn’t like it in Washington.”

“If you cut to ’68, Lyndon Johnson was – quit in March of ’68 and people will say because of Walter Cronkite. No,” he continued. “The big thing was his health was bad, he had a bad heart, he was smoking, high blood pressure, tension, and Lady Bird Johnson didn’t want to stay in. And she wanted – let’s go back to Texas and convinced Johnson to step down.”

“That’s not the case with Jill Biden. She likes power. She wants to stay. She wants some sense of revenge,” he added. “She teaches in Virginia Community College. This milieu around our building here, this is her home. And the idea of relinquishing it all after you’ve taken the slings and arrows of the last years of attacks, and at the last minute, just when you get all the delegates you’re going to say, I’m going to open it up to a bunch of people — it’s very childish when you read those kind of reports.”

Yes, CBS News just had a guest who said, “She likes the power” and wants “revenge.” I don’t think he mean to call her out but boy did he.


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