Jill Biden tells The View voters will ‘choose good over evil’ and back Joe: First lady dismisses dire polls and claims it’s Trump who ‘can’t put a sentence together’

Jill Biden offered a fiery defense of her husband’s presidency in an interview with The View on Wednesday, where she warned voters the choice between Joe Biden and Donald Trump is a choice between ‘good and evil.’

She repeatedly slammed the former president at a would-be-dictator whose election would bring about bloodshed and predicted he would stack the Supreme Court with Republicans who will take away women’s rights, gay rights and voter rights.

‘We cannot take things for granted,’ she said. ‘Think of the Supreme Court, for god’s sake, talk about things getting worse. Can you imagine if we put an more Republicans on the Supreme Court? We will lose all our rights.’

In the interview, Biden also defended the protesters on college campuses, expressed confidence the president’s poll numbers will go up, and dismissed concerns about her 81-year-old husband, saying he and Trump were ‘basically the same age.’ 

The first lady was on the daytime talk show to talk about her upcoming children’s book: ‘Willow the White House Cat.’  

But the majority of questions were about November’s election. Jill Biden, who has been out fundraising and campaigning for her husband, proved to be his most ardent defenders, batting back questions on his age, the upcoming debates, and his sagging poll numbers against Trump. 

Jill Biden, doing press for her upcoming children’s book, has used the air time to tout Joe Biden’s character while railing against Donald Trump

‘This election is not about age because like — I mean Donald Trump’s going to be, what, 78. And Joe is 81. They’re basically the same age,’ the first lady said. 

‘This election is about character. So, you have two choices. You have my husband, Joe, who you all know who has integrity, he’s strong, he’s steady, he’s a leader. He’s smart. He’s energetic or you have chaos.’

She dismissed questions about whether Trump would take over the upcoming presidential debate like he did four years ago, when he repeatedly interrupted Biden.

She noted precautions were being taken and had been agreed to by both campaigns in order to keep that from happening.

‘They will turn off the mics so somebody can’t ramble or scream at somebody, you know, not that my husband would be the one doing that and so that’s already been negotiated.’

She said Americans needed to see the two candidates on stage against one another. 

‘I think the American people deserve a debate because you need to see your choices. You need to see Trump and you need to see the president and you need to see the differences, and my husband — and you’re going to see how smart he is and the experience he has and then you’ll see somebody who, like you’re saying, I’ll going use Joy [Behar]’s words, can’t put a sentence together.’

She argued the president would make up grounds in the polls. Biden is trailing Trump in many of the key battleground states that will decide the election.

Jill Biden said the president’s re-election campaign is not going to take anything for granted and referred to Trump as the ‘evil’ choice come November. 

‘We’re going to go to college campuses and go to just every state we can get into. I’ve been traveling every single day. Joe has been traveling as much as possible and we’re not going to take anything for granted,’ she said.

‘Those polls are going to turn, I’m confident of it because as time goes on and as people start to focus a little more at what’s at stake and start to become educated on the issues and the differences between the two men, I believe that Americans are going to choose good over evil.’

Jill Biden described Donald Trump, seen above outside of Manhattan criminal court, as the 'evil' choice in November

Jill Biden described Donald Trump, seen above outside of Manhattan criminal court, as the ‘evil’ choice in November

Jill Biden defended college protesters - above pro-Palestinian Pasadena City College students walk out of class as they demonstrate against the Israel-Hamas war in Pasadena, Calif

Jill Biden defended college protesters – above pro-Palestinian Pasadena City College students walk out of class as they demonstrate against the Israel-Hamas war in Pasadena, Calif

The first lady also warned that the country could see violence and bloodshed if Trump wins in November.

‘You have to believe him when he uses words like dictator, bloodbath, third term, violence, we’ve seen it so when he says these words, believe him. Don’t think this isn’t going to happen,’ she said.

Biden, who teaches English at Northern Virginia Community College, defended the Gaza protesters on university campuses but said she did think the protests should be peaceful. 

‘People do have the right to protest. I mean, that’s why we have a democracy. Thank god we live in a democracy, but I think that the protests have to be peaceful,’ she said. 

‘Why would we be violent? What is the point of the violence? I mean, aren’t they really protesting the violence with violence? That doesn’t make sense.’

When told that Trump vowed to arrest the protesters, she responded: ‘Oh, well, that’s probably just the start.’

The first lady is in New York on Wednesday to promote her new book, her third children’s book, which tells about life in the White House from the point of view of the first couple’s cat, Willow.

Much of her interviews have focused on the election. And Biden has used the air time to tout her husband’s character while railing against Trump.

She warned on Wednesday that women’s rights are on the line, describing the election as a choice between calm and chaos.

‘Everything is at stake,’ the first lady told the hosts of ABC’s Good Morning America. She was on the morning show to promote her forthcoming children’s book: ‘Willow the White House Cat.’  

‘I think especially for women this year, women’s rights, our freedoms. Democracy is on the line,’ she said when ask about President Joe Biden’s campaign against Donald Trump.

She argued that voters can choose between her husband’s steady presence or the chaos of Trump. 

‘We have a choice. We can have my husband, who is calm and steady and strong and has character and integrity, or we have the other choice, which is chaotic,’ she said. ‘We have to decide. Democracy or chaos.’

'Everything is at stake,' Jill Biden said on Good Morning America about the election

‘Everything is at stake,’ Jill Biden said on Good Morning America about the election

Jill Biden has taken a lead role for her husband’s re-election campaign when it comes to attacking Trump on women’s issues. Earlier this year she launched the Women for Biden-Harris coalition.

She’s also been a prolific fundraiser for the campaign and the Democratic Party. 

The first lady’s new book focuses on Willow, giving a behind-the-scenes look at life in the White House via the first feline. 

Jill Biden is in New York to promote her children's book

Jill Biden is in New York to promote her children’s book

It will be published June 4th and retails for $19.99. It was co-written with award-winning children’s author Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrated by Kate Berube.

‘It’s a kind of a behind-the-scenes cat’s eye view of what it’s like to live in the White House,’ Biden said on GMA.

She also described the book as a tribute to the permanent staff of the White House, who take care of the residence.

‘You know I’m an English teacher. I want children to love reading. I want children to know reading is fun, learning is fun. I want people to know about the White House and the people inside that make it all run,’ she said.

‘There are almost 100 people there. They dedicate their lives to making the white house run. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Republican family or a Democratic family. They always make everything so special for us and for the people who visit there every single day.’

The picture book will explore Willow’s adjustment from a Pennsylvania barn cat to living in the most-famous house in America.  

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Jill Biden argued the 2024 election is a choice between President Joe Biden’s (left) steady presence or the chaos of Donald Trump (right)

Willow met the first lady when she was campaigning in Pennsylvania

Willow met the first lady when she was campaigning in Pennsylvania

The tabby cat joined the Biden family at the White House in January 2022, and is named after Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, which is Jill Biden’s home town.

Jill Biden met the cat at a campaign stop in Pennsylvania in 2020 when Willow jumped on the stage of where she was speaking.

Willow often travels with the Bidens to their beach house in Rehoboth, Delaware. And she’s known to wake up President Joe Biden by walking on his head. 

The book will be published on June 4th

The book will be published on June 4th

The tome will explore the cat’s journey to the White House and the friends she meets on the way, according to the publisher Simon & Schuster. 

When arriving at the White House ‘Willow discovers new rooms to explore and is welcomed by the nice lady she met at Farmer Rick’s farm,’ according to the book’s summary.

The cat will also meet friendly White House staff and find new places to play. 

‘Willow enjoys discovering the White House and all the special people who make this house a home.’

On most days, Willow can be found in the East Wing, wandering in-and-out of staffers’ offices. There are known to be treats on hand for the feline.  

The first lady has written two other children’s books: Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops and Joey: The Story of Joe Biden.

Her memoir, Where the Light Enters, was a New York Times bestseller. 

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