Jill Biden wore disguise for April Fools joke which even fooled her staff

On Air Force One, the First Lady treated her staff and reporters to some Biden humor

Nathan Place
New York
Friday 02 April 2021 16:34
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Dr Jill Biden is many things: a professor, a First Lady – and, as it turns out, a master of disguise.

On Thursday, April Fools’ Day, Dr Biden played a very effective prank on a gaggle of reporters and members of her own staff while they traveled aboard Air Force One.

As the plane flew from California to Washington, DC, a dark-haired flight attendant – wearing a black suit, face mask, and name tag that said “Jasmine” – handed out ice cream bars to the press and staff. 

A few minutes later, First Lady “Jasmine” Biden – now without her black wig – returned to the cabin laughing.

“April Fools!” she exclaimed.

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According to Emily Goodin, a Daily Mail reporter who was on the flight, the press had a good laugh and Dr Biden was “visibly pleased with her prank.”

Two members of the First Lady’s staff, Anthony Bernal and Michael LaRosa, said they were thoroughly fooled too.

And most importantly, Ms Goodin reported, “The ice cream bars – vanilla with a hard chocolate coating – were delicious.”

It was typical Biden humor, especially since the presidential couple famously love ice cream.

This was not Dr Biden’s first prank, or even her first prank on a plane. During her time as Second Lady, she popped out of an overhead compartment to surprise her staff on Air Force Two.

The First Lady has written about such jokes in her 2019 memoir, Where the Light Enters.

“I’ve always believed you’ve got to steal the joyful moments when you can,” she wrote.

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