President Biden declared “America is back” in a cellphone name Thursday to “Today” present co-host Al Roker throughout the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Roker, broadcasting live from the parade, requested the president, “What’s your message to the American folks on this day?”
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Biden responded, “My message is after two years, you’re back, America’s back, there’s nothing we’re unable to overcome, Al. And you’re one of the reasons for that. You’re always up and moving.”
The iconic parade returned to its pre-pandemic type on Thursday after being modified final yr and nixing the viewers.
“Thank you so much,” Roker informed the president. “Santa is coming.”
“I’m waiting for Santa,” Biden replied.
The Bidens are spending their Thanksgiving vacation at a personal fairness billionaire’s compound in Nantucket, Massachusetts, prompting Republicans to slam him as out of contact this week as inflation soars to a three-decade excessive.
This yr’s traditional Thanksgiving feast has jumped greater than 14% from final yr’s common, in response to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Thanksgiving dinner cost survey. That’s in giant half as a result of the price of a turkey is up almost 24% from final yr. The value of hen breasts, in the meantime, has jumped 26% over the previous yr, in response to Labor Department information.
The business has largely blamed the worth spike on provide chain disruptions and excessive demand for meals, significantly meat.
That, in addition to the best fuel costs the U.S. has seen in seven years, is making this yr the most expensive Thanksgiving in the nation’s history.
Fox News’ Megan Henney contributed to this report.
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