Dr. Jill Biden Responds To WSJ Essay About Dropping Her ‘Dr’ Title: ‘It Was Such A Surprise’

Dr. Jill Biden appeared on The Late Show on Thursday night with husband, President-Elect Joe Biden, and opened up about the scathing Wall Street Journal essay about her having and using her hard earned Dr. title.

The article is titled “Is There a Doctor in the White House? Not if You Need an M.D.” and it was written by a man named Joseph Epstein.

“Madame First Lady — Mrs. Biden — Jill — kiddo: a bit of advice on what may seem like a small but I think is a not unimportant matter,” he began his essay, which was met with a lot of criticism and uproar. “Any chance you might drop the ‘Dr.’ before your name?”

During her appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jill opened up about how while she didn’t read the essay, she did hear the highlights and said it was “such a surprise.”

“It was really the tone of it,” Dr. Biden added. “He called me ‘kiddo.’…One of the things I’m most proud of is my doctorate. I’ve worked so hard for it.”

Joe even mentioned that he had the honor of handing her doctorate to Jill on stage at the University of Delaware.

Jill did thank all her supporters online who condemned the article and stood up for her and her title.

“Look at all the people who came out in support of me. I am so grateful. I was just overwhelmed by how gracious people were,” she shared.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama, and the incoming first-ever Second Gentleman, Douglas Emhoff, shared their support on social media.

Dr. Biden received her doctoral degree in education in 2007. She also has two masters degrees from West Chester University and Villanova University.

Stay tuned for more highlights from their interview…

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