Although it is a tradition that first ladies visit Children's National Hospital during Christmastime, Joe Biden's surprise visit on Friday was quite a surprise. The White House stated that it was the first time a sitting president joined in the fun.
Each patient received a copy of the book from the Walt Disney Co. so that they could follow the first lady's footsteps, the White House stated. Each book comes with a bookmark from the White House that was designed by her office.
Bess Truman was the first lady to visit the hospital every year, and she served this role between 1945-1953.