Biden gets into Thanksgiving spirit, brings pies to Massachusetts firefighters


During Thanksgiving Day, US President Biden expressed gratitude for the Massachusetts firefighters and other emergency workers who lined up outside the building to greet him.

Reuters

Nantucket,Updated: November 25, 2022 12:06 PM IST

Joe Biden with sunglasses

Joe Biden at a Thanksgiving Day show for Massachusetts firefighters

Reuters: President Joe Biden handed out at least half a dozen pumpkin pies to Massachusetts firefighters during a Thanksgiving Day show of gratitude Thursday, and his baby grandson walked away with a red fire hat atop his blond curls.

“Oh wow,” Beau Biden was heard saying, as the nearly 3-year-old Beau Biden was seen leaving the headquarters building wearing a hat. The president was accompanied by firefighters who lined up outside the building to welcome him.

Biden expressed gratitude for firefighters and other emergency workers before speaking by telephone with hosts of the NBC broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

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“I want to thank the firefighters and the police officers, the first responders. They never take a break,” he said during the call. On Thursday, the White House said, the Bidens spoke with units from each of the six branches of the U.S. military stationed in Europe, at sea, at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

“We remember them every day,” he said during the broadcast. “God bless our soldiers.”

Jill Biden appeared to try to get her grandson to talk to the firefighters, but Beau didn’t look up. He was heard to say that he did not know why he was so quiet.

During a brief conversation with reporters, Biden said he hoped the incoming Republican-controlled House would continue U.S. aid to Ukraine. He also said his party is involved in talks to avoid a freight rail strike in early December that could further disrupt the economy.

After the visit, Biden returned home to Nantucket where he is vacationing with family, including son Hunter and his wife Melissa — who are Beau’s parents — and daughter Ashley.

The family’s Thanksgiving menu included thyme-roasted turkey, stuffing and sherry gravy, seared scallops, three kinds of pie, and the president’s favorite ice cream, chocolate chip.

They are camping in a sprawling waterfront compound along Nantucket Harbor owned by David Rubenstein, co-founder of Carlyle Group, a private equity firm. Biden celebrated Thanksgiving at home in 2021.

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The Bidens have a more than 40-year tradition of spending Thanksgiving on the Massachusetts island. During a brief conversation with reporters, Biden said he hoped the incoming Republican-controlled House would continue U.S. aid to Ukraine. He also said his party is involved in talks to avoid a freight rail strike in early December that could further disrupt the economy.

After the visit, Biden returned home to Nantucket where he is vacationing with family, including son Hunter and his wife Melissa — who are Beau’s parents — and daughter Ashley.

The family’s Thanksgiving menu included thyme-roasted turkey, stuffing and sherry gravy, seared scallops, three kinds of pie, and the president’s favorite ice cream, chocolate chip.

They are camping in a sprawling waterfront compound along Nantucket Harbor owned by David Rubenstein, co-founder of Carlyle Group, a private equity firm. Biden celebrated Thanksgiving at home in 2021.

The Bidens have a more than 40-year tradition of spending Thanksgiving on the Massachusetts island.



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