Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make one of the rare public appearances at the White House since losing her presidential bid in 2016 and will attend an arts event with First Lady Jill Biden next week.
The White House announced that Clinton will appear on Tuesday to help honor the winners of the 2023 Praemium Imperiale, a global award presented annually by the Japan Art Association for lifetime achievement in the arts.
The Praemium Imperiale Awards were first presented in 1994 in the White House by President Bill Clinton and the then First Lady.
Bill Clinton had lunch with Biden at the White House in May 2022, a month after former President Barack Obama returned to the White House for the first time since leaving office for an event celebrating his most important health bill.
Hillary Clinton, a former New York senator who was Obama’s secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, has kept relatively quiet in public since losing the presidency to Donald Trump.
The White House announcement means the event will take place next Tuesday, despite the first lady testing positive for COVID on Monday. She is recovering in Delaware, and White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Wednesday that “the first lady is fine.”
Jean-Pierre said the president tested negative for COVID on Wednesday morning after testing negative for the previous two days. He is scheduled to travel to India on Thursday to attend the Group of 20 summit in New Delhi, before heading to Vietnam and Alaska.