ABC’s Roberts Whines to Jill Biden About Loss of ‘Free’ College in Dem Spending Binge

During a largely softball interview with Jill Biden on Thursday, ABC’s Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts complained about “free” community college being dropped from the still-massive spending binge being pushed by Democrats in Congress. Despite that disappointment, the liberal anchor gushed over how “real” and “approachable” the First Lady was.

“Here you are, First Lady, education is still so important to you for you to be there at Northern Virginia Community College….How are you able to balance all of that?,”Roberts looked confused. Biden replied: “I just wanted to continue teaching and I thought, why not? I’m there two days a week, I teach writing. And the other days, I’m in my White House office. So, it just works and it makes me so happy.”

 

 

That led to Roberts channeling left-wing grievances about the size of the Democrats’ proposed multi-trillion dollar spending bill being slightly reduced:

You can also attend a community college. I don’t have to tell you that some people are concerned with the social spending bill, that it’s being reported that free tuition at community college may have to be taken out of the bill. What would you tell families who were expecting that?

Biden promised her: “I would say we’re not giving up. They aren’t giving up. This is round one, this is year one, I’m gonna keep going.”

Roberts paused the exchange and asked Roberts: “What would you want people to think about you as First Lady, when it’s all said and done?”Biden had the opportunity to review her White House tenure in glowing detail: “I would hope that people would say, ‘She saw us, she heard us, and she helped us heal as a nation.’”Roberts spoke out as the taped exchange came to an end. “‘They saw us and helped us heal,’ that’s how she wants to be seen.”

Fellow co-host George Stephanopoulos marveled: “Nine months in, she seems still down to Earth.”Roberts agreed with Biden “very approachable,” though mentioned that the First Lady “was late” to the interview. Roberts said it was just making her feel more “real.”

After that, the host swooned.

No, she is not the same as her appearance. and when she was talking about education and I – you know, I asked her questions about the community college, social spending and package. Many people had planned on this being completely free, and she has it.Teacher, Professor at Northern Virginia Community College. didn’t shy away from speaking about anything and really feels, okay, this is round one, year one, of the administration.

Two days later, this softball segment was played. CBS MorningsGayle King was Gayle’s cohost and treated the First Lady with an equally extravagant sit-down.

This transcript contains excerpts of the segment on October 21.

8.12 am ET

(…)

ROBIN ROBERTS. Here you go, First Lady. Education is important to your family and you should continue to attend Northern Virginia Community College.

JILL BIDEN: That’s right, that’s right.

ROBERTS – How do you balance it all?

BIDEN I wanted to keep teaching so I decided that I would. I’m there two days a week, I teach writing. And the other days, I’m in my White House office. This is how it works for me and makes my heart so happy.

ROBERTS: And to be at a community college, and I don’t have to tell you that some people are concerned with the social spending bill, that it’s being reported that free tuition at community college may have to be taken out of the bill. Is that what you would say to families hoping that this happens?

BIDEN: I would say we’re not giving up. We won’t give up. This is round one, this is year one, I’m gonna keep going.

(…)

8:17 AM

ROBERTS: What would you want people to think about you as First Lady, when it’s all said and done?

BIDEN: I would hope that people would say, “She saw us, she heard us, and she helped us heal as a nation.”

ROBERTS: “They saw us and helped us heal,” that’s how she wants to be seen.

(…)

GEORGE SEPHANOPOULOS: She seems to be still on the ground nine months after her arrival.

ROBERTS: She is very approachable. It was fine that she arrived late.

LARA SPENCER – It’s possible.

ROBERTS: That’s true. But no, just the way that she carries herself and when she was talking about education and I – you know, I put it to her about the social spending package and community college. A lot of folks were planning on it being free and here she is, a teacher, a professor at a community college in northern Virginia, but didn’t shy away from speaking about anything and really feels, okay, this is round one, year one, of the administration.

SPENCER: There’s time.

(…)

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