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Jill Biden Kiss / Jill Biden Kissing Kamala Harris' Husband

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Jill Biden Kiss or Jill Biden Kissing Kamala Harris' Husband refers to a viral moment during the 2023 State of the Union in which First Lady Jill Biden (U.S. President Joe Biden's wife) kissed Vice President Kamala Harris' husband Doug Emhoff on the lips. The video clip of the moment inspired discourse and memes on social media sites like Twitter where a screenshot of Jill Biden's kiss went viral. Additionally referenced alongside this, Jill Biden had kissed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on the lips in 2016.


On February 7th, 2023, Joe Biden hosted the State of the Union in Washington D.C. During one moment of TV network C-SPAN's coverage of the event, the camera panned to First Lady Jill Biden moving through the assembly until she reached where Kamala Harris' husband, Doug Emhoff, was standing. She greeted him by kissing him on the lips and then stood next to him. On February 7th, Twitter[1] user bennyjohnson tweeted the video clip from C-SPAN's broadcast, captioning it, "Did Jill Biden just kiss Kamala's husband on the LIPS?!" The video received roughly 2.8 million views and 20,000 likes in two days (shown below).


Jill Biden Kissing Jeff Bezos

On May 5th, 2016, the news tabloid The Daily Mail[2] published an article about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' trip to the White House during which Jill Biden was photographed by AP Photo kissing Bezos on the lips (shown below).

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On February 7th, 2023, multiple meme creators and internet users posted about Jill Biden kissing Kamala Harris' husband Doug Emhoff. For instance, on February 7th, Twitter[3] user ArthurSchwartz tweeted a screenshot of the kiss, captioning it, "Why did Jill Biden kiss Doug Emhoff on the mouth? #SOTU," and earning roughly 7,500 likes in two days (shown below, left). On February 8th, Twitter[4] user TudorDixon made a joke about Jill Biden's perceived tendency of wearing a COVID-19 mask often, writing, "Props to Jill Biden for fully freeing herself of the mask and just going for it!" The tweet received roughly 3,300 likes in one day (shown below, right).

Arthur Schwartz @ArthurSchwartz Why did Jill Biden kiss Doug Emhoff on the mouth? #SOTU 9:06 PM. Feb 7, 2023 6.9M Views : Tudor Dixon @TudorDixon Props to Jill Biden for fully freeing herself of the mask and just going for it! 5:52 PM Feb 8, 2023 144.7K Views ● 258 Retweets 13 Quote Tweets ●●● 3,356 Likes

On February 8th, 2023, the Instagram[5] page grandoldmemes posted an image that made Jill Biden's kiss into a parody poster for the TV show The West Wing by writing "The West Swing." The post received roughly 8,800 likes in one day (shown below).


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