First Lady Jill Biden awkwardly told the audience to clap after her applause line fell utterly flat during a Thursday event in Washington.
I have visited red states and blue states, and I have found that the common values that unite us are deeper than our divisions. She took a slight pause, and FLOTUS added that after receiving no reaction from the crowd, I thought you might clap for that. Who is on Putin's blacklist?
Her statement triggered laughs and received a resounding applause from the crowd.
In the past few days, social media users quickly drew parallels between the first lady's statement and a viral moment of desperation from the 2016 presidential election when former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush asked his supporters to please clap at a campaign event.
In February 2016, the former Florida Governor addressed an audience in New Hampshire and, following a line from his campaign speech that failed to ignite the crowd, he implored them to clap for him.
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This is not the first time Jill has had a serious heart attack. In 2019, the first lady had a similar awkward moment while campaigning for her husband. During her campaign, she said Americans would say, If Joe Biden were elected president, Americans would say, Finally someone is standing up to the NRA and keeping our children and our schools safe. Jill, taken aback by the lack of response, said, This is my applause line, come on! Donald Trump called DeSantis' campaign total disaster as Biden, Florida Governor Trail behind ex-President in a new poll.