PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Biden took a brief hiatus from his duties as president on Monday to focus on “pop,” attending his granddaughter Maisy Biden’s graduation from the University of Pennsylvania.
Maisy is the youngest daughter of Hunter Biden and Kathleen Buhle, who both attended the ceremony. Also in attendance were Maisy’s older sisters, Naomi and Finnegan, and first lady Jill Biden, and the Bidens’ daughter, Ashley Biden.
Before the start, some students waved to the president and took pictures. He waved his hand and waved his fist. But other than that, Biden was just another face in the crowd, albeit a very recognizable one. The family was seated to the left, away from the rest of the audience.
Idina Menzel, the actress and singer, gave the opening speech, even singing a few lines of a song from the musical “Rent”.
After the ceremony, Biden and his family went to lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant.