On Monday, President Joe Biden hosted the 76th National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon Ceremony on the South Lawn to mark his 81st birthday.
The turkeys, Liberty and Bell, were transported from Minnesota to Washington D.C. for the ceremony.
“Now, just to get here, Liberty and Bell had beat some tough odds and competition,” Biden said of the turkeys.
He then rambled about “ripBritney’s tour” and how warm it is in Brazil. Biden was likely referencing the canceled tour date of Taylor Swift in Brazil due to the unfortunate passing of a fan from heat exhaustion.
He continued, “They had to work hard and show patience and be willing to travel over 1,000 miles. You could say even this harder than getting a ticket to the Renaissance tour or, or, or ripbritney’s tour, she’s down, it’s kinda warm in Brazil right now,” Biden said looking around confused.
This is Joe Biden on his 81st birthday.
Sharp, isn’t he?
President Biden pardoned the turkey as he delivered his speech, despite some missteps.
TURKEY PARDON: Pres. Biden has pardoned Liberty and Bell, two turkeys from Minnesota, as part of the 76th annual thanksgiving tradition.
Biden turns 81 today, which means the tradition of turkey pardoning has been going on at the White House since Biden was 5 years old! 🦃 pic.twitter.com/hGSh6cQtFH
— Cassie Semyon (@casssemyon) November 20, 2023
After spending 20 minutes on the South Lawn, Vice President Biden “jogged” away.
Joe Biden just abruptly left the Thanksgiving turkey pardon. He did his weird jog in a beeline for the White House.pic.twitter.com/rYITlwZC3e
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) November 20, 2023