President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden called NBC’s coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday, but the call got off to a rocky start.
NBC’s Dylan Dreyer greeted the president at the beginning of the segment, but the two sides struggled to connect for about 20 seconds.
“Can you hear me, Mr. President?” Dreyer asked.
“We’re here,” Biden replied.
“Oh, I was so afraid this call wouldn’t go through,” Dreyer said.
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The president and first lady eventually bonded more clearly and were able to talk about their annual Thanksgiving trip to Nantucket, Massachusetts, where the Bidens met and thanked emergency services.
“I want to thank the firefighters and policemen, first responders. They never take a break,” the president said after the connection was normalized.
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“And God bless our troops for sure,” agreed the Jill Biden.
“And by the way, we’re going to talk to some of our troops later today, both here and abroad. I hope everyone remembers. We think about them every day,” Biden continued. “God truly bless our troops!”
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