President Biden, on his birthday Monday, cracked numerous jokes about his age during the annual White House turkey pardon before confusing Taylor Swift and Beyonce when talking about the origin of the massive birds.
The now 81-year-old Biden, who told a crowd gathered in Washington that it is “difficult turning 60,” spared the lives of Liberty and Bell, two turkeys from Minnesota.
“Now, just to get here, Liberty and Bell had to beat some tough odds, a competition. They had to work hard to show patience and be willing to travel over a thousand miles,” Biden said. “You could say even this is harder than getting a ticket to the Renaissance tour, or, or Britney’s tour she’s down in – it’s kind of warm in Brazil right now.”
Biden apparently was referring to Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” – which was notorious for difficulty in getting tickets, and which has a performance scheduled for tonight in Rio De Janeiro – and Beyonce’s “Renaissance” tour, which recently wrapped up at the start of October.
President Biden stands next to Liberty, one of the two national Thanksgiving turkeys, after pardoning them during a ceremony on the