While everyone was geared up for President Joe Biden's first verbal gaffe of the night during his second annual State of the Union address, one of the most cringeworthy moments of the night happened before the president's mic was even turned on. To the casual observer - and most people on the internet - it appeared as though First Lady Jill Biden greeted Vice President Kamala Harris' husband, Doug Emhoff, by kissing him smack on the lips.
And whether it was an intentional gesture, an honest mistake, or just an unfortunate camera angle, Twitter had...thoughts.
Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff share a kiss right on the lips at SOTU pic.twitter.com/qImsdTezVw— Gabe Kaminsky (@gekaminsky) February 8, 2023
Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff greet each other with... a kiss on the lips?— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) February 8, 2023
Is this... normal? pic.twitter.com/HX5p74fJHw
First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff share a moment ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union. pic.twitter.com/0qsLzWTf0Q— The Recount (@therecount) February 8, 2023
With an opener like that, it can only go up from here.