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First lady Jill Biden felt she had become a “full” member of the family after Joe Biden suffered two brain aneurysms in 1988, and took on a more elevated role in family decisions, a new book details.

“She was exhausted. In the hospital, as she watched Joe’s mother, sister and brothers debate the best path forward for Joe’s treatment, something in her broke,” an upcoming book titled “American Woman” describes Jill Biden as the future president passed. medical treatments at Walter Reed in 1988 for brain aneurysms.

“‘Wait a minute!’ He yelled at the group. ‘He’s my husband. I should make the decision here.'”

The moment, highlighted by Joe Biden’s mother urging the family to listen to Jill Biden, marked when Jill Biden says she felt like she had “become a full-fledged Biden,” the book details.

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First Lady Jill Biden speaks during a visit to the American Federation of Teachers headquarters in Pittsburgh, in support of local candidates, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

“The Bidens were stunned, until Joe’s mother finally agreed: ‘She’s right,’ Jean Biden told the group, settling the matter. That was the moment, as Jill has said, when she felt she had become a full-fledged Biden.

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“American Woman”, written by the New York Times White House correspondent Katie Rogers, out Tuesday, documents how the first lady’s role has evolved in the 21st century, focusing on Jill Biden’s tenure in the White House.

Joe and Jill Biden married in 1977, after the death of the future president’s first wife and their infant daughter in a car accident in 1972. Biden had two more children with his first wife, Beau and Hunter, who were later raised by Jill Biden with her younger half-sister Ashley Biden.

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Senator-elect Joseph Biden and his wife Nelia cut his 30th birthday cake at a party in Wilmington on November 20. His son Hunter is waiting for the first piece. Biden, turning 30, meets the constitutional requirement that senators be 30 years old when they take office. (Getty Images)

As a senator from Delaware, Biden had two life-threatening brain aneurysms and doctors said he had a 50-50 chance of surviving.

“If he survived, there was a chance that the part of his brain that governed his speech would be damaged,” the book continues.

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“For Jill, the diagnosis was the latest setback after a stressful year. She had spent months campaigning for him, despite her discomfort with public speaking. She was raising her three children, Beau, Hunter and Ashley, who were in different stages of adjusting to school and life in Delaware.

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President Joe Biden’s administration oversaw some of the highest national average gas prices in U.S. history. (Julia Nikhinson/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Biden’s surgeries were successful and no aneurysms have been reported since.

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After Jill Biden experienced the turning point of becoming a “full” member of the family, she went on to become the “powerful guardian of Biden’s inner circle,” the book describes.

“As the president and his last surviving son, Hunter, have become targets of conservatives in a rapidly intoxicating political landscape, Jill has emerged as the powerful guardian of Biden’s inner circle, defining herself as a ‘girl of Philadelphia’ that should not be crossed,” the book states.

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President Joe Biden speaks during the United Auto Workers union conference at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2024. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

The book goes on to note that Jill Biden has been a leading force behind Joe Biden’s re-election campaign, which is partially motivated by a “dislike of Trump.”

“She is powerful within the Biden White House and enthusiastically supported her husband’s decision to announce his re-election bid at age eighty,” states “American Woman.”

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“His dislike of Trump was a driving reason behind his support of Joe’s campaign for president, and remains so for his re-election effort, even if it means he won’t leave office until he’s eighty-six at the end. of a second term.”, the book later states.

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