“I don’t think I can hear you. Can you hear me, Mr. President?”
President Biden called into Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade—it went as expected.
It’s cute and funny until you realize this man is also running the country:
Reporter Dylan Dreyer said, “Hello, Mr. President.”
The Bidens could be heard talking to each other.
Dreyer said, “I don’t think I can hear you. Can you hear me, Mr. President?”
Dreyer waited about 17 seconds to get a response as the Bidens continued to talk inaudibly.
Dreyer said, “Hello, Happy Thanksgiving, Mr. President. Are you there?”
The president said, “We are here.”
Dreyer said, “I was so worried this call wasn’t going to go through. How are you?”
The president said, “We’re fine. We’re fine watching your parade. You are doing a good job.”
Dreyer said, “Oh, thank you. I love that you’re watching.”
The president said, “And you are responsible for the good weather for the parade too. That’s the best part.”
Dreyer said, “I will take credit for that, yes. Thank you very much. And just like millions of Americans, you guys watching the parade, what do you want to say to everyone watching right now.”
The first lady said, “We just want to say we’re so grateful for the people, for this opportunity, for the health that we have now in America, and Joe, what do you want to say?”
The president said, “I want to say thanks to the firefighters and police officers, first responders. They never take a break.”
The first lady added, “And God bless our troops for sure.”
The president added, “And by the way, we’re going to be talking to some of our troops later in the day, both here and abroad. I hope everybody remembers. We remember them every single day. God bless our troops for real.”
NBC called the president during the Thanksgiving parade and there was 20 seconds of dead air with Joe trying to figure out how to use a phone 💀 pic.twitter.com/8KzFVmWitP
— Not the Bee (@Not_the_Bee) November 24, 2022
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 24, 2022
This phonecall from President Biden started as a “call to grandparents on a holiday” skit in the @snl writers room — from the difficulty hearing at the beginning to the comments about weather to Jill talking over him. Perfect. Thanks #MacysParade for a walk down memory lane 🤣 pic.twitter.com/r7KNiStkHC
— Matt Beebe (@TheMattBeebe) November 24, 2022
Macys parade brought to you by Joe Biden’s phone. pic.twitter.com/Lc2kd8ijYa
— Matt Dole (@mattdole) November 24, 2022
Okay, Grandpa, have a great Thanksgiving in Nantucket.
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