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The White House announced Wednesday that the 68-year-old former Vice President will be the next wife of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at the White House on Saturday.
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, are also taking part in the ceremony, including Vice President Mike Pence.
The announcement comes after Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., captured the Democratic nomination for president.
“I am delighted to welcome Mrs. Biden to the White House,” said President Donald Trump, who has been working to rally Democrats behind his own campaign and who has spoken warmly of Buttigieg.
“She exemplified the best qualities of a true public servant: courage, humility, discipline and integrity,” Trump said.
“The 2020 election is a choice between two really different visions of America and what’s right with it as it gets on the wrong track or right as it marches forward to a better future,” he continued.
“And I think a lot of people are looking to Pete to pick a direction. I think a lot of people are looking to Pete to pick a direction; he is very much interested in that path. And he’s excited about being involved in the process.”
Trump said Biden’s remarks on the campaign trail are “very much in the tradition of Vice President Biden.”
“We have a great relationship with Vice President Biden,” he said. “And he’s going to be involved.”
Biden said his campaign had reached out to the president this year as it sought support for the former vice president from the party’s left.
“As I told him, ‘I want to help. I want to be involved. I want to be part of your campaign. I want to support you,'” he said.
Buttigieg, who served in the House of Representatives and the Senate from South Bend, has a long history of military service, but only briefly. He served in the Navy from 1967 to 1969, and he later served in the Army National Guard.
At age 30, Buttigieg was elected to the National Guard’s senior class at the age of 26.
After leaving the military when he was 31, the mayor went to law school in South Bend and became a federal