Jill Biden promotes COVID vaccines and attracts group of anti-vax Trump ...

Jill Biden promotes COVID vaccines and attracts group of anti-vax Trump ...
Jill Biden promotes COVID vaccines and attracts group of anti-vax Trump ...

First lady Jill Biden attended a vaccination clinic Sunday in Hawaii and also a barbecue for military families, as part of the renewed 'Joining Forces,' she originally started with former first lady Michelle Obama.  

At the vaccine clinic at Waipahu High School in Waipahu, Hawaii Biden attracted about 20 Trump supporters, a handful who also held anti-vax signs that included 'Protect Not Inject' and 'No Shots for Tots.' 

A man shouted loudly as the motorcade rolled in, 'Go home!' 

Biden was brought in a different door to the high school gynasium that was housing the pop-up clinic. 

She watched two teenagers - 12-year-old Josiah Bartolome and 15-year-old Christlyn Bartolome, get their second Pfizer shots. 

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She coached their mother, Maria, through the process. 

'If you don't look, it'll be OK. I know that as a mother,' Biden said. 'Did you see how quick that was?' Biden said after the shot was administered. She and other people in the room clapped.

First lady Jill Biden speaks at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Waipahu High School, as supporters of former President Donald Trump protested outside

First lady Jill Biden speaks at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Waipahu High School, as supporters of former President Donald Trump protested outside 

Supporters of former President Donald Trump gathered outside the pop-up vaccination clinic first lady Jill Biden attended on Sunday.  A number of them held anti-vax signs

Supporters of former President Donald Trump gathered outside the pop-up vaccination clinic first lady Jill Biden attended on Sunday.  A number of them held anti-vax signs 

First lady Jill Biden gave remarks in the school's library after watching two teens get the Pfizer vaccine at a clinic in Hawaii on Sunday

First lady Jill Biden gave remarks in the school's library after watching two teens get the Pfizer vaccine at a clinic in Hawaii on Sunday 

Dr. Jill Biden sported a floral mask and ankle-length floral dress at Sunday's vaccination clinic in Hawaii

Dr. Jill Biden sported a floral mask and ankle-length floral dress at Sunday's vaccination clinic in Hawaii 

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'Ahhh,' Biden cooed Maria and Josiah held Christlyn's hand as she got her shot. 

Afterward, Biden spoke to a group assembled in the school library.   

'So let me ask, where are the teachers in here?' Biden asked. 

A few hands in the audience rose up.

'You have my heart and the heart of my president,' she said. 

'I know you're just as excited as I am for those clean whiteboards and the freshly waxed floors and best of all the bright faces of our students I person, right?' Biden said. 'But before we start this year I just want to say thank you for all you did last year.'

She talked about how she did the best she could to teach her community college classes virtually.  

'But some things – you know this – they just cannot be replaced,' she continued. 'And that's especially true for students who missed out on sports and proms and school plays.'

She said during the pandemic 'our world felt, I don't know, a little darker, a little colder.'

'And now, doesn't the time we spend with those we care about just fill us with even more joy?'

She then turned to vaccines.

'Because Hawaii, your lives and your health matter to the president and to me,' she said.

'And this last push it seems the hardest of all,' Biden admitted. 

She said we're now making the case 'person to person.'

'I'm here to ask everyone listening right now, to choose to get vaccinated.'

She talked about how COVID has become 'more contagious than ever.'

'If you've only had one shot you need to get another,' she said. 

'Help us move past this virus once and for all,' she said.      

Biden then motorcaded to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a barbecue with military families, including members of the Space Force.

The first lady pointed out that this would be her first event where military families from all six branches would be present. 

She went through Navy, Army, Coast Guards and Marines.

'How about our Guardians?' she said, as several attendees raised their hands. 

She gave a special shout-out to the spouses and had a daughter of a military family introduce her. 

'Military families may not wear a uniform but you serve as well,' she said.

'We're going to make sure you have everything you need to survive and thrive,' she added.

At her Saturday arrival in Hawaii, greeters including Admiral John C. Aquilino, the commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command, Rep. Ed Case, Gov. David Ige and the family of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, placed leis around the first lady's neck. 

'I'm really looking forward to being here in your beautiful state,' she said as she walked to her waiting SUV, with the rings of flowers complimenting her lilac dress and floral Dior heels. 

At the barbecue, Biden was also treated to a hula performance - and sported a purple lei.  

The Hawaii stop comes after Biden spent two and a half days in Japan for the Tokyo Olympics - attending sporting events and playing the role of diplomat. 

She talked about the Olympics at both of her Sunday stops.   

At the barbecue, she said it was impossible not to feel enormous pride when you see 'Simone Biles flying through the air and Sue Bird commanding the court.'

'And so yesterday I got to see four events, I got to see women's softball, which we won, I got to see this great sport that I've never seen – 3x3 basketball … and we won. And then I got to go to the soccer game against the Netherlands and we won,' she said.

She misspoke, the match was against New Zealand.

First lady Jill Biden receives a lei of flowers from Hawaii Gov. David Ige as she arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Saturday after spending several days in Tokyo, Japan for the Olympics

First lady Jill Biden receives a lei of flowers from Hawaii Gov. David Ige as she arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Saturday after spending several days in Tokyo, Japan for the Olympics 

First lady Jill Biden waves to reporters after receiving leis upon her arrival in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday

First lady Jill Biden waves to reporters after receiving leis upon her arrival in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday 

Later Saturday, first lady Jill Biden returned to Olympics' venues, including to watch USA swimming

Later Saturday, first lady Jill Biden returned to Olympics' venues, including to watch USA swimming 

First lady Jill Biden watched Team USA women's soccer beat New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics Saturday night

First lady Jill Biden watched Team USA women's soccer beat New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics Saturday night

First lady Jill Biden (left) and French Education, Youth and Sports Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer (right) applaud prior to attend the women's first round 3x3 basketball match between US and France at the Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo

First lady Jill Biden (left) and French Education, Youth and Sports Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer (right) applaud prior to attend the women's first round 3x3 basketball match between US and France at the Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo 

French President Emmanual Macron (left) and first lady Jill Biden (right) shake hands Saturday afternoon at the Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo

French President Emmanual Macron (left) and first lady Jill Biden (right) shake hands Saturday afternoon at the Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo 

French President Emmanual Macron (left) and first lady Jill Biden (right) talk at the Basketball 3x3 match between USA and France

French President Emmanual Macron (left) and first lady Jill Biden (right) talk at the Basketball 3x3 match between USA and France 

First lady Jill Biden cheers on Team USA prior to the Women's Pool Round match on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Aomi Urban Sports Park

First lady Jill Biden cheers on Team USA prior to the Women's Pool Round match on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Aomi Urban Sports Park

First lady Jill Biden is captured in the audience watching swimming events Saturday afternoon in Tokyo

First lady Jill Biden is captured in the audience watching swimming events Saturday afternoon in Tokyo 

The U.S. embassy in Tokyo's new Charge d’Affaires ad interim Raymond Greene (left) sits with first lady Jill Biden to watch swimming Saturday at the Olympic Games

The U.S. embassy in Tokyo's new Charge d'Affaires ad interim Raymond Greene (left) sits with first lady Jill Biden to watch swimming Saturday at the Olympic Games 

The first lady attended the opening ceremony Friday night and then on Saturday watched Team USA versus France's women's 3x3 basketball game, which the U.S. won 17 to 10. 

She then watched USA swimming compete. 

And attended the Team USA versus New Zealand women's soccer match - which the women won 6-1. 

Earlier Saturday, Biden hosted a party for embassy staff  at the Tokyo ambassador's residence as a thank you, of sorts, for helping set up her trip, before heading back to the Games to watch swimming, women's basketball and soccer. 

'I know how much goes into visits like these, especially with COVID,' she told about 50 foreign service workers gathered to watch the Team USA versus Mexico women's softball game on a big-screen TV. 'I mean, I feel so terrible that we can't offer you food - and a glass of wine - but they said, no, no one will be taking off their masks.' 

The event followed strict COVID protocols, with attendees wearing masks - some decorated with American flags - and seats of two spread about six feet apart.

First lady Jill Biden hosted an Olympics watch party Saturday at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Tokyo as a thank you to embassy staff for helping set up her trip to attend the Games

First lady Jill Biden hosted an Olympics watch party Saturday at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Tokyo as a thank you to embassy staff for helping set up her trip to attend the Games

First lady Jill Biden settles in to watch Team USA softball alongside the embassy's new Charge d’Affaires ad interim Raymond Greene. The event followed strict COVID protocols because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Tokyo

First lady Jill Biden settles in to watch Team USA softball alongside the embassy's new Charge d'Affaires ad interim Raymond Greene. The event followed strict COVID protocols because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Tokyo 

The first lady and attendees at Saturday's Olympics watch party stand as the national anthem is played at the start of the Team USA vs. Mexico softaball game

The first lady and attendees at Saturday's Olympics watch party stand as the national anthem is played at the start of the Team USA vs. Mexico softaball game

Earlier Saturday first lady Jill Biden wore a more formal outfit at the Chief of Mission Residence in Tokyo for a dedication of a room in honor of the late Irene Hirano Inouye and Sen. Daniel Inouye

Earlier Saturday first lady Jill Biden wore a more formal outfit at the Chief of Mission Residence in Tokyo for a dedication of a room in honor of the late Irene Hirano Inouye and Sen. Daniel Inouye

The coronavirus had spread throughout Tokyo in advance of the Olympic Games, with some residents protesting the decision not to postpone them. 

Biden and the Tokyo embassy's new Charge d'Affaires ad interim Raymond Greene were the only two Americans who attended Friday night's opening ceremony as part of President Joe Biden's delegation. 

Friday night in Washington, the president joked that Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga 'made it real clear' that he wanted first lady Jill Biden - and not the US president - in Tokyo for the opener.  

'Jill wanted to be here tonight, but if you turn on the Olympics and watch Team USA you'll see Jill Biden standing there,' Biden said at a campaign rally for Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe. 'The Japanese prime minister, who I invited as the first person to come to the White House as a head of state, he made it real clear, he didn't want me, he wanted her to go.'  

The Biden administration lit up the White House Friday night as well, as the opening ceremony played on primetime TV in the United States. 

The White House was lit up Friday night to mark the Tokyo summer Olympics opening ceremony, which first lady Jill Biden attended in person

The White House was lit up Friday night to mark the Tokyo summer Olympics opening ceremony, which first lady Jill Biden attended in person 

The first lady, who had appeared at the ambassador's residence earlier Saturday wearing a white dress and powder blue blazer - to dedicate a room in the home to the late Irene Hirano Inouye and Sen. Daniel Inouye - did a costume change for the watch party. 

She appeared in front of the crowd wearing the official Team USA Ralph Lauren blazer, the American flag top and the jeans that say 'USA' down one leg. 

She also wore white sneakers with blue and red stripes to complete the patriotic get-up. 

'I'm really excited for this game aren't you? As you can see I'm all decked out,' she said.

'As I walk down the hallway, I feel like a new kid – a kid on the first day of school,' she continued. 'You know how you have all your new clothes, but you didn't wash them, so these jeans are so stiff.' 

'So, note to self,' she added to laughs from the crowd.

She then got serious - and spoke about how what they do as American diplomats matters. 

'This job can be challenging in the best of times,' she said. 'In the past few years we can see how fragile diplomacy can be.'

She thanked them for keeping the US-Japan alliance strong. 

'And you kept your commitments even as the world struggles through a global pandemic. And it hasn't been easy,' she said. 'And that's true for the family members, who have picked up their lives – so many of you have picked up your lives and moved across the world alongside of you.' 

'And guess what – I understand that,' she added, an acknowledgment of her own move to the White House.

She boasted that, 'America is leading the world once again because you all, you all are forging the way.' 

'We're going to show the world what the United States can achieve when we are guided by heart and hope and diplomacy,' she said. 'Or as my husband has said, we lead by the power of our example, not the example of our power.'  

Biden then took a seat in the crowd to watch a portion of the game.  

On Friday night Jill Biden arrived Olympics Stadium dressed in a white and black polka-dotted bespoke Brandon Maxwell dress paired with a strings of pearls. 

She also sported an American flag mask, as COVID-19 protocols left the massive stadium empty except for dignitaries and press. 

She also wore Paul Andrew pumps, Mizuki earrings and held a Larroude clutch as she arrived.  

The first lady was seated next to Macron, who she attended a reception with earlier hosted by Japanese Emperor Naruhito. 

She was observed bowing her head during a moment of silence near the top of the program for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic.  

Earlier, thanks to COVID-19, the first lady had to meet Team USA athletes virtually. 

'I want to thank each person who helped you be here today. Now those years of work, the drive and faith that have kept you going, have led you here. Congratulations,' Biden said, sporting a white, blue and red USA jacket over a white Michael Kors dress and looking into a camera. 'Becoming an Olympian is a rare accomplishment in a normal time. But you did it during a global pandemic.'

First lady Jill Biden stands up and waves as Team USA is announced Friday night at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games

First lady Jill Biden stands up and waves as Team USA is announced Friday night at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games 

First lady Jill Biden (left) speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron (right) at the opening ceremony Friday night for the Tokyo summer Olympic Games

First lady Jill Biden (left) speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron (right) at the opening ceremony Friday night for the Tokyo summer Olympic Games

First lady Jill Biden stood up and cheered as Team USA was announced arriving at Olympic Stadium during Friday night's opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympic Games

First lady Jill Biden stood up and cheered as Team USA was announced arriving at Olympic Stadium during Friday night's opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympic Games

First lady Jill Biden is captured arriving at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan Friday night for the opening ceremony

First lady Jill Biden is captured arriving at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan Friday night for the opening ceremony 

First lady Jill Biden (left) speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron (right) at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo summer Olympic Games. Earlier Friday, Biden and Macron attended a reception at the Imperial Palace with the Emperor of Japan

First lady Jill Biden (left) speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron (right) at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo summer Olympic Games. Earlier Friday, Biden and Macron attended a reception at the Imperial Palace with the Emperor of Japan 

First lady Jill Biden gets off an elevator as she arrives for the opening ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo

First lady Jill Biden gets off an elevator as she arrives for the opening ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo

Fireworks explode over the main Olympic stadium in Tokyo as the opening ceremony gets underway, a year after the event was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Fireworks explode over the main Olympic stadium in Tokyo as the opening ceremony gets underway, a year after the event was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

First lady Jill Biden applauds during Friday night's opening ceremony of the Tokyo summer Olympics at Olympic Stadium

First lady Jill Biden applauds during Friday night's opening ceremony of the Tokyo summer Olympics at Olympic Stadium

First lady Jill Biden is seen observing a moment of silence for victims of the coronavirus pandemic during Friday night's opening ceremony in Tokyo

First lady Jill Biden is seen observing a moment of silence for victims of the coronavirus pandemic during Friday night's opening ceremony in Tokyo 

First lady Jill Biden (center top) watches the Olympics' opening ceremony alongside French President Emmanuel Macron (bottom)

First lady Jill Biden (center

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