Biden cracks age joke on 81st birthday, then confuses Taylor Swift, Beyonce

President Biden, on his birthday Monday, made a number of jokes about age during the annual White House turkey pardon, then confused Taylor Swift and Beyoncé by talking about the giant bird’s origins.

“It’s hard being 60,” Biden, now 81, told a crowd in Washington, D.C., but he saved the lives of two Minnesota turkeys, Liberty and Belle.

“Now, to get here, Liberty and Bell had to overcome some tough conditions and competition. They showed perseverance and worked hard and were willing to travel more than a thousand miles. I had to,” Biden said. “Even this is probably more difficult than getting tickets to the Renaissance tour or the tour Britney is on. It’s kind of warm in Brazil right now.”

Biden was apparently referring to Taylor Swift’s Elas tour, which is notoriously difficult to get tickets for and is scheduled to perform tonight in Rio de Janeiro, and Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour, which recently concluded in early October. is.

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President Joe Biden stands next to Liberty, one of two National Thanksgiving turkeys, after granting the pardon during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 20. (AP/Andrew Harnik))

The president said today’s event was the “unofficial beginning of the holiday season” and a time to “share joy, gratitude and a little fun.”

“This year is the 76th anniversary of this event. And just so you know, I wasn’t at the first one,” Biden said in another joke about his age.

Biden said this week that Americans “will come together with our loved ones and in the traditions that each of us has built in our own families.”

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The national Thanksgiving turkeys, Liberty and Belle, arrive Monday for the pardon ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP/Andrew Harnik)

“We will also be thinking about the loved ones we lost, including just yesterday. I lost my wife,” he said.

After pardoning the turkeys, Biden also said, “Let’s remember that we are blessed to live in the greatest country on this planet. “It’s what you see when you’re there,” he said, noting how he helped feed soldiers yesterday. At Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia.

Biden pardons pardon after turkey at White House event

President Joe Biden (right) speaks with Jose Rojas (left), vice president of live production for Jenny-O-Turkey, after Liberty, the National Thanksgiving turkey, was pardoned during a ceremony at the White House. (AP/Susan Walsh)


“Let’s remember that we are the United States of America. And nothing, nothing, nothing. I say this with all my heart, but when we work together, nothing is beyond our capabilities. . We have never come out of a situation in a bad situation. We are better when we get through it,” he concluded. “And this is always who we are as Americans. Happy Thanksgiving. God bless you all. And may God protect our troops.”