“That was such a surprise,” she said, seated next to her husband, President-elect Joe Biden. “It was really the tone of it … He called me ‘kiddo.’ One of the things that I’m most proud of is my doctorate. I mean, I worked so hard for it.”
Jill Biden has a doctorate in education.
CNN’s longtime policy refers only to medical doctors as “Dr.” in its reporting. That’s also the policy of the Associated Press, whose style guide is widely used by news agencies the world over.
Colbert asked the incoming chief executive if the article made him want to stand up for his wife.
“I’ve been suppressing my Irishness for a long time,” he quipped.