Around 11:30 am, the first lady made an unscheduled stop at Helena’s Coffee in Plantation, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, where she met with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose district includes Plantation. Wasserman Schultz was set to appear today with the first lady at the event in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The first lady ordered a black coffee, then two of them spoke at a table in the middle of the shop for about five minutes before coffee- drinkers began approaching her and asking for photos. Then people began approaching Anthony Bernal, her senior adviser, and asking him if he’d take their photos. He kindly obliged.
One of the people who approached her was Brian Jassem, a Plantation resident, whose wife, Pam Jassem, is a civics teacher. They said they were surprised to see the first lady, but Brian said that they were supporters of the Bidens.
“I asked her if it would be okay if I took a picture to show my students,” Pam said. Pam was holding her six-year-old daughter. As they were taking a picture, the first lady asked the little girl if she knew that she was a teacher, too.
She said, “your mommy and I are colleagues.”