President Biden on his birthday Monday cracked quite a few jokes about his age in the course of the annual White House turkey pardon earlier than complicated Taylor Swift and Beyonce when speaking concerning the origin of the large birds.
The now 81-year-old Biden, who informed a crowd gathered in Washington that it’s “difficult turning 60,” spared the lives of Liberty and Bell, two turkeys from Minnesota.
“Now, just to get here, Liberty and Bell had to beat some tough odds, a competition. They had to work hard to show patience and be willing to travel over a thousand miles,” Biden mentioned. “You could say even this is harder than getting a ticket to the Renaissance tour, or, or Britney’s tour she’s down in – it’s kind of warm in Brazil right now.”
Biden apparently was referring to Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour — which was infamous for issue in getting tickets, and which has a efficiency scheduled for tonight in Rio De Janeiro – and Beyonce’s Renaissance tour, which just lately wrapped up initially of October.
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The president mentioned at the moment’s occasion was the “unofficial start of the holiday season” and was a time to “share joy and gratitude and a little bit of fun.”
“This is the 76th anniversary of this event. And I want you to know, I wasn’t there, the first one,” Biden mentioned in one other joke about his age.
Biden mentioned that this week Americans will “gather with the people we love and the traditions that each of us have built up in our own families.
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“We’ll additionally take into consideration the family members we misplaced, together with simply yesterday. We misplaced former first woman Rosalynn Carter, who walked her personal path, inspiring the nation and the world alongside the best way,” he said.
“Let’s remind ourselves that we’re blessed to reside within the best nation on this face of the earth. That’s what I see after I journey America,” Biden also said after pardoning the turkeys, mentioning how he helped serve food to service members yesterday at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia.
“Let’s bear in mind we’re the United States of America. And there may be nothing, nothing, nothing – I imply this sincerely – nothing past our capability after we work collectively. We’ve by no means come out of a state of affairs in a foul circumstance, not with out being higher off after we come by it,” he concluded. “And that is at all times who we’re as Americans. So completely happy Thanksgiving. God bless you all. And could God defend our troops.”