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President Biden declared “America is again” in a telephone name Thursday to “At this time” present co-host Al Roker in the course of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Roker, broadcasting dwell from the parade, requested the president, “What’s your message to the American people on this present day?”
Biden responded, “My message is after two years, you’re again, America’s again, there’s nothing we’re unable to beat, Al. And also you’re one of many causes for that. You’re at all times up and transferring.”
The long-lasting parade returned to its pre-pandemic kind on Thursday after being modified final yr and nixing the viewers.
“Thanks a lot,” Roker informed the president. “Santa is coming.”
“I am ready for Santa,” Biden replied.
The Bidens are spending their Thanksgiving vacation at a non-public 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 basic Thanksgiving feast has jumped greater than 14% from final yr’s common, in keeping with the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Thanksgiving dinner value survey. That is largely as a result of the price of a turkey is up practically 24% from final yr. The price of hen breasts, in the meantime, has jumped 26% over the previous yr, in keeping with Labor Division information.
The trade has largely blamed the worth spike on provide chain disruptions and excessive demand for meals, significantly meat.
That, along with the very best fuel costs the U.S. has seen in seven years, is making this yr the costliest Thanksgiving within the nation’s historical past.
Fox Information’ Megan Henney contributed to this report.