WH Responds To NY Post Report

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Let’s talk about an event that’s making headlines and stirring up quite a buzz. Picture this: President Biden, former President Barack Obama, and a crowd full of Hollywood’s elite at a campaign fundraiser in Los Angeles. It sounds like a night to remember, right? Well, it certainly was, but maybe not for all the right reasons.

At the end of a star-studded evening, something unexpected happened. As President Biden and Obama stood to receive applause after a 45-minute interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Biden seemed to freeze. For about ten seconds, his gaze was fixed on the crowd. That’s when Obama stepped in, taking Biden’s wrist and leading him off the stage.

Now, this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. There have been other moments where Biden appeared disoriented, like at the G7 summit in Italy. Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni gently guided him back to the group photo with world leaders. These incidents have raised questions and sparked debates, especially among critics.

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But hold on, the story doesn’t end there. The White House quickly pushed back against claims that Biden froze up. Senior Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates took to social media to clarify. According to Bates, Biden was merely soaking in the applause from the enthusiastic crowd. He argued that the New York Post’s portrayal of the event was misleading. Bates went on to accuse the Post of trying to disrespect both President Biden and its readers.

Witnesses at the event, including a reporter from TheWrap, noted that it didn’t appear to the live audience as if Biden had frozen. Instead, they observed Obama putting his hand on Biden’s wrist, leading him offstage, and showing a moment of camaraderie.

Journalist Olga Nesterova shared a video from the fundraiser that provided different angles of what happened on stage. However, this footage seemed to zoom out significantly from the moment in question.

This event also had a significant financial impact, raising over $28 million, making it the most successful fundraiser in Democratic Party history. The star-studded guest list included big names like George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Barbra Streisand- no surprise there.

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So, what’s the takeaway? While the debate over Biden’s on-stage moment continues, it’s clear that interpretations can vary widely depending on who’s telling the story. The fundraiser’s success and the high-profile support it garnered are undeniable.

What are your thoughts, folks? Was it an awkward moment for Biden, or just another case of media spin?