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Biden Juneteenth

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President Joe Biden hosted a star-studded Juneteenth concert at the White House, featuring Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle. However, Biden's motionlessness during the event sparked concerns and ridicule from Republicans, overshadowing the celebration aimed at courting Black voters.

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Right-leaning sources mockingly seize on Biden's "zombie-like" blank stare during Juneteenth festivities, emphasizing his perceived awkwardness and detachment from the celebratory atmosphere.

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President Joe Biden hosted a Jubilant Juneteenth celebration at the White House, featuring a star-studded concert on the lawn. The event saw performances by iconic singers Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle, among others, as part of the early Juneteenth festivities [1][4][5][6]. However, the celebration took an unexpected turn as President Biden appeared motionless and disconnected from the lively atmosphere, sparking concerns about his well-being [3][7]. Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris and George Floyd's brother were seen energetically dancing, creating a stark contrast to the President's demeanor [7].

Critics, particularly Republicans, seized the opportunity to mock Biden's seemingly frozen appearance, deeming him "zombie-like" amidst the festivity [3][8]. Despite the optics, the event aimed to engage and court Black voters, showcasing the administration's efforts to commemorate Juneteenth and connect with the African American community [9]. The concert highlighted the historical significance of Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States [2].

While the festivities captured the attention of the media and drew a varied range of responses, the event also featured Biden delivering remarks, emphasizing the importance of Juneteenth and honoring the struggles and contributions of Black Americans [10][11]. Overall, the Juneteenth celebration at the White House, with its mix of jubilation and criticism, prompted reflection on the significance of the holiday and the challenges faced by the Biden administration in navigating public perception and engaging diverse communities [12][13].

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