First lady Jill Biden and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff shared a close kiss at the start of President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, sparking some attention online.
When FLOTUS greeted Emhoff on Tuesday, some online thought the kiss appeared to be on the lips, instead of a typical cheek kiss — or at the least, a little too intimate.
It looks like Jill kissed Kamala's husband on the mouth pic.twitter.com/qqrAG9Rqge
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) February 8, 2023
“We’re off to a HOT start,” Greg Price joked.
We're off to a HOT start #StateOfTheUnion pic.twitter.com/pkXMs9oOci
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 8, 2023
“Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff greet each other with… a kiss on the lips? Is this… normal?” posed Cabot Phillips, captioning video of the greeting.
Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff greet each other with… a kiss on the lips?
Is this… normal? pic.twitter.com/HX5p74fJHw
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) February 8, 2023
“Jill Biden just kissed Kamala Harris’ husband on the lips,” Collin Rugg remarked. “Didn’t see that one coming.”
Jill Biden just kissed Kamala Harris’ husband on the lips.
Didn’t see that one coming.pic.twitter.com/LdrD25Gcrt
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) February 8, 2023
“Why did Jill Biden kiss Doug Emhoff on the mouth?” Arthur Schwartz asked.
Why did Jill Biden kiss Doug Emhoff on the mouth? #SOTU pic.twitter.com/bj3hqpwGAT
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) February 8, 2023
“WHAT IN THE ACTUAL HELL,” another Twitter user posted. “Did [FLOTUS] and [Second Gentleman] just kiss on live national television? #SOTU #sotu2023.”
WHAT IN THE ACTUAL HELL. Did @FLOTUS and @SecondGentleman just kiss on live national television? #SOTU #sotu2023 pic.twitter.com/FTlQELmpZG
— Prof. Michael Moates, MA, LP, LBA (@moates) February 8, 2023
During the address, Biden will brag about the economy despite Americans feeling economic pain under the Democratic administration.
“As I stand here tonight, we have created a record 12 million new jobs — more jobs created in two years than any president has ever created in four years,” POTUS said.
The president also swiped at the wealthy not paying their “fair share,” and the tax code being unfair.
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