Tuesday 22 November 2022 12:50 AM Biden serves mashed potatoes to military members at 'Friendsgiving' gathering trends now

Tuesday 22 November 2022 12:50 AM Biden serves mashed potatoes to military members at 'Friendsgiving' gathering trends now
Tuesday 22 November 2022 12:50 AM Biden serves mashed potatoes to military members at 'Friendsgiving' gathering trends now

Tuesday 22 November 2022 12:50 AM Biden serves mashed potatoes to military members at 'Friendsgiving' gathering trends now

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden strapped on aprons - adorned with the presidential seal - and served a 'Friendsgiving' meal to the troops and their families at a Marine base in North Carolina Monday night. 

Onstage, the president encouraged a young boy to 'steal a pumpkin' as he and Dr. Biden spoke to those gathered at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina. 

'Imagine this has to be boring, boring, boring for these kids to stand up here,' he told the sons of Jennifer Gonzalez, the Marine who was introducing him. 'You're allowed to do anything you want - including go steal a pumpkin if you want - anything you want to do,' Biden encouraged. 

The 'Friendsgiving' event rounded out a trio of holiday festivities Monday, including the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon, where Chocolate and Chip were spared, and the greeting of the White House Christmas tree, which Dr. Biden attended with grandson baby Beau. 

The first family will travel to Nantucket, Massachusetts Tuesday for their own Thanksgiving holiday. 

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden strapped on aprons - adorned with the presidential seal - and served a 'Friendsgiving' meal to the troops and their families at a Marine base in North Carolina Monday night

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden strapped on aprons - adorned with the presidential seal - and served a 'Friendsgiving' meal to the troops and their families at a Marine base in North Carolina Monday night

President Joe Biden (center) encouraged one of Jennifer Gonzalez's sons to 'steal a pumpkin' as the family stood onstage to welcome the commander-in-chief to the Marine Corps Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina Monday night

President Joe Biden (center) encouraged one of Jennifer Gonzalez's sons to 'steal a pumpkin' as the family stood onstage to welcome the commander-in-chief to the Marine Corps Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina Monday night 

First Lady Jill Biden speaks alongside her husband President Joe Biden (left) as  U.S. Marine Anthony Gonzalez, his wife Jennifer and their family (right), stand onstage at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina

First Lady Jill Biden speaks alongside her husband President Joe Biden (left) as  U.S. Marine Anthony Gonzalez, his wife Jennifer and their family (right), stand onstage at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina 

President Joe Biden (left) eats with military members and their families during a 'Friendsgiving' celebration in honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in North Carolina Monday night. The Bidens are headed to Nantucket Tuesday evening for their own Thanksgiving holiday

President Joe Biden (left) eats with military members and their families during a 'Friendsgiving' celebration in honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in North Carolina Monday night. The Bidens are headed to Nantucket Tuesday evening for their own Thanksgiving holiday 

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden serve a Thanksgiving meal to servicemembers in North Carolina Monday night at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden serve a Thanksgiving meal to servicemembers in North Carolina Monday night at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

President Joe Biden served what also looked to be stuffing at the 'Friendsgiving' meal, cooked up by British celebrity chef Robert Irvine

President Joe Biden served what also looked to be stuffing at the 'Friendsgiving' meal, cooked up by British celebrity chef Robert Irvine 

President Joe Biden walks and talks to Marines at Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolin Monday night

President Joe Biden walks and talks to Marines at Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolin Monday night 

Celebrity chef Robert Irvine (left) is pictured scooping food alongside First Lady Jill Biden and President Joe Biden at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina Monday night

Celebrity chef Robert Irvine (left) is pictured scooping food alongside First Lady Jill Biden and President Joe Biden at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina Monday night 

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