Biden to pardon pair of Thanksgiving turkeys, participate in Friendsgiving dinner with troops
Joe Biden will grant presidential reprieve to national Thanksgiving turkey and its alternate during ceremony on White House South Lawn.Biden will grant a presidential reprieve to the lucky gobblers during a ceremony on the White House South Lawn. The event will mark the 75th anniversary of the annual tradition, which ensures the birds won't up as the main course on someone's dinner table.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden 's family tradition of spending the Thanksgiving holiday on Nantucket may take on a more serious tone this year. © Provided by The Associated Press President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden wave as they walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Washington. The Bidens are en route to North Carolina. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Biden and his family decided together that he should run for president in 2020 and they are expected to launch another round of those conversations on the Massachusetts island this year as the president mulls whether to seek reelection in 2024.
Happy Thanksgiving 2022 Wishes, Messages and Greetings
The holiday is observed on the fourth Thursday in November, typically by large meal with a roast turkey. Here are some messages you can share.Each year, it is observed on the fourth Thursday in November, typically by large family gathering to have a meal that has a roast turkey at the center of it. The turkey is usually accompanied with stuffing with onions and celery, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, dinner rolls, corn, pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce. But each family puts its own spin on the Thanksgiving meal.
© Provided by The Associated Press President Joe Biden waits for first lady Jill Biden as they arrive to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, as they head to Nantucket, Mass., for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
“My intention is that I run again," the president said after this month's midterm elections.
Biden and first lady Jill Biden left Washington on Tuesday evening, with plans to return to the White House on Sunday. They were to spend part of Thanksgiving Day calling members of the military to thank them for serving.
The holiday break follows a hectic few weeks for Biden and his family, including midterm elections that saw his Democratic Party defy historical trends and perform better than expected, and an around-the-world trip to Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia for international forums.
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© Provided by The Associated Press President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, as they head to Nantucket, Mass., for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Last weekend, the president and first lady hosted the wedding of granddaughter Naomi Biden on the White House lawn, and the family celebrated Biden's 80th birthday at Sunday brunch. He's the oldest president in U.S. history. © Provided by The Associated Press President Joe Biden boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. The president and the first lady are celebrating the Thanksgiving at Nantucket, Mass. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Asked whether Biden and his family would discuss whether he should run again, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday declined to comment on the substance of those talks.
“He's going to have a private conversation with his family,” she said at her news briefing.
Biden and his wife started their annual tradition of spending Thanksgiving on Nantucket before they married in 1977. It was their way out of choosing which side of the family to spend the holiday with. They settled on the quaint Massachusetts island after one of Biden's aides suggested it.
Last year, the family stayed at a sprawling compound owned by David Rubenstein, a billionaire philanthropist and co-founder of the Carlyle Group private equity firm.
Fact Check: Claims Of Secret Service Conspiracy as Biden's Cars Catch Fire .
Five of President Joe Biden's recently decommissioned vehicles caught fire at Nantucket Memorial Airport, fueling conspiracy theories and claims of sabotage.The fire occurred at Nantucket Memorial Airport on Monday morning and there were no injuries, though the blaze took place just 40 feet away from the airport's jet fuel tanks.