NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday delivered not less than half a dozen pumpkin pies to Massachusetts firefighters throughout a Thanksgiving Day present of appreciation and his toddler grandson walked away with a crimson hearth hat topping his blond curls.
“Oh wow,” Biden was heard to say upon seeing Beau Biden, who is sort of 3, emerge from the headquarters constructing carrying the hat. The president was with the firefighters who had lined up outdoors the constructing to welcome him.
Biden had expressed appreciation for firefighters and different emergency personnel earlier within the day when he and his spouse, Jill, spoke by phone to the hosts of NBC’s broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
“I wish to say because of the firefighters and cops, first responders. They by no means take a break,” he mentioned throughout the name. The Bidens spoke later Thursday with models from every of the six branches of the U.S. army, stationed in Europe, at sea, at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and at Whiteman Air Pressure Base in Missouri, the White Home mentioned.
“We keep in mind them each single day,” he mentioned throughout the broadcast. “God bless our troops.”
Jill Biden appeared to attempt to get her grandson to speak to the firefighters, however Beau wouldn’t search for. She was overheard saying she didn’t know why he was being so quiet.
Throughout a short dialog with reporters, Biden mentioned he hopes the upcoming Republican-controlled Home will proceed U.S. support to Ukraine. He additionally mentioned his crew is concerned in negotiations to keep away from a freight rail strike in early December that might additional disrupt the financial system.
After the go to, Biden returned to the Nantucket dwelling the place he takes within the vacation with household, together with son Hunter and his spouse, Melissa — who’re Beau’s mother and father — and daughter Ashley.
They’re tenting out at a sprawling waterfront compound alongside Nantucket Harbor owned by David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, a personal fairness agency. Biden celebrated Thanksgiving on the dwelling in 2021.
The Bidens have a greater than 40-year custom of spending Thanksgiving on the Massachusetts island.