Biden's daughter, Ashley, about the fact that there was no traditional broadcast from the White House on opening day: "I think we all agree on that.

President-elect Joe Biden's daughter, Ashley Biden, gave her first television interview to another member of the president's little boys' club,

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In the interview, which aired Tuesday, Ashley Biden said her mother, future first lady Jill Biden, has not heard from first lady Melania Trump about any traditional White House broadcasts, as is customary on opening day.
"I don't think they do traditional protocol, which is unfortunate, but I think we all agree on that," said Ashley Biden.
Ashley Biden, a private citizen who has no social media accounts, said she will not be working in her father's administration, unlike Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's daughter.
But she will use her platform "to advocate for social justice, for mental health, to participate in community development and revitalization," she said.
Ashley Biden reflected on the attacks, which have been compared to the attacks on her family during the presidential campaign and said, "The brutality and meanness is why not, I don't have a social media account that is public.

"Part of the reason I also have limits for myself is because I believe in goodness. I believe in the humanity of all of us," he continued.
Ashley Biden is the only daughter of Joe and Jill Biden. The President-elect had two sons, Beau and Hunter, and a daughter, Naomi, with his first wife, Neilia. Neilia and Naomi, then a child, died in a car accident in 1972.
Ashley spoke of the close bond she had with Beau, who died of brain cancer in 2015, and said that when her father is sworn in on Wednesday, she knows that Beau "will be there with us.
"He was 46 years old when he died. Dad will be the 46th president," he said.

She recalled the most emotional moment she and her father shared when they said they felt Bo's presence with them in South Carolina. The small congregational church they entered played the hymn "On Eagle's Wings," which she said reminded her father of Bo.
"My father and I looked at each other and started screaming and hugging and it was like Bo," she said.
Ashley Biden said family is the most important thing to her father and said, "We have a rule that still applies, wherever Dad is, at any meeting he's at, if one of the kids calls, you have to take him out.
She talked about how her mother, Jill Biden, keeps her father under house arrest and "always" reminds him to take out the trash and put away his cereal bowl. She described her mother as "fierce" and "extremely loyal.
Ashley Biden described the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol by a crowd of Trump supporters that left five people dead as "truly terrifying" and said she was "deeply saddened.
"It was a place where I grew up as a child, like you, and a place where my father worked for more than 30 years. A sacred place, really," she said.
She worries about her family's safety, she said, but the U.S. Secret Service reassures her.
When Biden's presidential race was called, days after Election Day, a record number of mail ballots were counted in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, Ashley Biden said she took a nap upstairs, but when she heard about the celebration, she rushed downstairs.
"After the excitement, I sat next to my father while he was on the phone and held his hand," said Ashley Biden.
She praised her father and said she disapproved of him characterizing him as a "trinket machine.
"I thought the media was always wrong to portray him as a 'trinket machine' or that he wasn't, you know, that smart. I mean, it's brilliant.


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