Thursday 24 November 2022 03:41 PM Bidens call into Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade trends now
Joe and Jill Biden suffered awkward technical difficulties while calling in to NBC News during the Thanksgiving Day parade in NYC.
Reporter Dylan Dreyer was forced to wait an excruciating 17 seconds for a reply to her excited 'Hello Mr President' while reporting from Manhattan Thursday morning.
Before Biden addressed her, the 80 year-old could be heard talking to First Lady Jill, with the pair apparently expressing confusion over the connection issues.
Whenever they did finally get through, the pair explained how they were on their traditional Thanksgiving break to Nantucket, before paying tribute to first responders and soldiers.
'I want to say thanks to the firefighters and police officers, first responders. They never take a break,' the president said.
'And God bless our troops for sure,' the first lady added.
'And by the way, we're going to be talking to some of our troops later in the day, both here and abroad. I hope everybody remembers. We remember them every single day. God bless our troops for real,' the president said.
It was the second year in a row the Bidens called into the annual parade. This year's event features Mariah Carey and Paula Abdul. It will have 27 giant balloons and 31 floats.
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden called into the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on Thursday morning, speaking to NBC's Dylan Dreyer
NBC's Dylan Dreyer admitted she was worried the call wouldn't go through.
'I don't think I can hear you, can you hear me Mr. President,' she said.
The Bidens could be heard saying something inaudible.
'Hello, Happy Thanksgiving Mr. President, are you there?,' she said.
'I was so worried this call wasn't going to go through,' she added after the president finally answered.
They said they planned to eat dinner with their family