Biden mixes up Taylor Swift and Britney Spears
- Biden thinks Britney Spears, not Taylor Swift, has been performing in Brazil
- Blunder got here as Biden pardoned turkeys on the White House
- President celebrates his 81st birthday right now
The president, who’s celebrating his 81st birthday right now, additionally joked about his age, saying he was actually solely turning 60.
He undertook the standard presidential obligation of pardoning turkeys for Thanksgiving, this yr sparing a pair named Liberty and Bell.
Biden mentioned the birds needed to ‘beat some powerful odds and competitors’ to be with him on the White House garden.
He went on: ‘You may say even more durable than getting a ticket to the Renaissance tour…or, or, or…Britney’s tour…she’s down in…it is form of heat in Brazil proper now.’
‘That’s a giant fowl man!’ – Joe Biden pardons a turkey on the White House
Taylor Swift performs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil throughout night time two of ‘Taylor Swift The Eras Tour’ on Sunday November 19, 2023
Britney Spears in West Hollywood on Sunday. Joe Biden thought she, not Taylor Swift, was performing in Brazil
The Renaissance tour was Beyonce‘s world tour that ended final month.
Britney Spears has not toured for a number of years and is at present not in Brazil.
The president appeared to imply Taylor Swift, who’s at present performing a sequence of exhibits on her ‘Eras Tour’ in Brazil.
On Friday, a 23-year-old fan died amid excessive temperatures at a Taylor Swift live performance in Rio de Janeiro, main the famous person to postpone her Saturday night time present there.
The gaffe by Biden was the newest drawing consideration his age, with polls exhibiting him shedding floor to Republican frontrunner Donald Trump amongst under-35s.
Polls present three quarters of Americans consider Biden is simply too previous to be efficient for 4 extra years.
Biden joked about his age, saying he was actually solely 60
The president’s grandson Beau performed with the turkeys
At the turkey pardoning Biden made gentle of his age.
He mentioned: ‘By the best way, it is my birthday right now…I simply need you to know it is troublesome turning 60.’
The president added: ‘This is the 76th anniversary of this occasion. I would like you to know I wasn’t there…’
When offered with one of many turkeys to pardon he mentioned: ‘That’s a giant fowl man. I’m impressed. I hereby pardon, liberty and Bell. Congratulations birds.’
Biden mentioned he wished to ‘conclude on a critical word about why we have now Thanksgiving within the first place’.
He mentioned it was ‘to remind ourselves, and we typically overlook this, how we have now a lot to be pleased about as a nation.
‘Let’s remind ourselves that we’re blessed to dwell within the biggest nation on the face of the Earth.’
The president additionally paid tribute to former First Lady Rosalynn Carter who handed away on the weekend.
Biden talked about Beyonce’s world tour
National Thanksgiving turkeys Liberty and Bell wait to be pardoned
The turkey pardoning occasion befell on the White House South Lawn this yr as an alternative of the Rose Garden.
It marks the unofficial begin of the vacation season in Washington.
Steve Lykken, chairman of the National Turkey Federation, mentioned: ‘We suppose that is a good way to kick off the vacation season and actually, actually a enjoyable honor,”
The turkeys were brought by road from in a black Cadillac Escalade from their home at the Jennie-O company in Minnesota.
On Sunday night they were taken to the Willard Intercontinental, a luxury hotel close to the White House, and given a suite in which the floor had ben covered with plastic sheeting.
The checked into a suite there on Saturday following their red-carpet arrival in the U.S. capital after a dayslong road trip from Minnesota in a black Cadillac Escalade.
Ahead of their big day they were played music – including Taylor Swift songs – to prepare them for the crowd at the White House.
Lykken said: ‘They listened to all kinds of music to get ready for the crowds and people along the way.
‘I can confirm they are, in fact, Swifties, and they do enjoy some Prince.’