President Joe Biden, during the annual Turkey Pardon ceremony at the White House on Monday,
made comments that blended Taylor Swift and Britney Spears, coinciding with the President’s 81st birthday.
In the midst of pardoning turkeys, Liberty and Belle, he inadvertently used the name Britney in clear reference to Swift’s ongoing international tour.
“To get here, Liberty and Belle had to overcome some tough obstacles and fierce competition. “They needed to exert effort, demonstrate resilience, and prepare for a voyage spanning more than 1,000 miles,” remarked Biden.
It might be likened to a challenge surpassing the difficulty of securing tickets for either the reformation tour or Britney’s live performance. She’s down there, it’s quite hot in Brazil right now.”
Swift, due to extreme heat in the country, had to postpone her Saturday show, performing in Brazil on Sunday night instead. Currently, Britney Spears is not on tour.
The White House refrained from promptly addressing NBC News’ inquiry regarding Biden’s blended reference, a moment coinciding with heightened voter apprehensions about his age.
According to a recent NBC News survey, Swift is highly popular among voters, with 94% recognizing her when asked. Swift garnered an elevated net favorability score in the poll, as 40% of registered voters maintained a favorable perception of her, whereas only 16% conveyed a negative standpoint.
Steve Lycan, president of the National Turkey Federation, said the star turkeys of Monday’s event also like Swift. He mentioned that Liberty and Belle were listening to some music before the pardon.
I can verify without a doubt that they are genuine fans of Swift.
The President’s clear mistake occurred on his 81st birthday.
During the same statement, Biden playfully remarked about his age, quipping, “As many of you are aware, navigating the 60s can be challenging.”
“Today marks the 76th anniversary of this gathering. I want to clarify that I wasn’t present, and I was considerably younger when assuming this role,” he added humorously.
According to the latest survey by NBC News, in the demographic of voters aged 18 to 34, Biden trails former President Donald Trump, with 46% favoring Trump and 42% endorsing Biden.
As per the nationwide exit polls, the contrast in young voters’ preferences is notable when compared to Biden’s triumph in the 2020 presidential election, where he secured a lead of over 20 points among voters aged 18 to 29.
In a September survey carried out by NBC News, recent findings unveiled that 59% of Americans articulated notable apprehensions regarding President Biden’s mental and physical fitness for his second term in office.
On Monday, Trump unveiled a letter from his physician, lauding the former president’s health as “excellent” and highlighting that “his cognitive assessments were exceptional,” although specific details about the examinations were not disclosed.
The physician, Dr. Bruce Aaronvald, mentioned that Trump had “reduced his weight through better diet and regular daily physical exercise,” though the letter did not specify Trump’s previous weight or his weight during his most recent examination on September 13.
Trump has previously faced skepticism about his health assessment. In 2016, NBC News reported that a different doctor wrote a letter about Trump’s health in just five minutes, while Trump waited outside the office of a limo doctor he had sent it to.
During that period,
Dr. Harold Bornstein expressed that Trump would stand as “the most robust individual ever chosen for the presidential office.”
These health-related discussions come amidst Biden’s presidency, with concerns raised by a significant percentage of the American population according to the NBC News survey.
The contrast in health evaluations between Trump and Biden adds to the ongoing discourse surrounding the physical and mental well-being of political figures.
How did Joe Biden build his financial wealth?
Joe Biden accumulated his financial wealth throughout his entire political career. In 2017, Biden and his spouse, Jill, accumulated a grand total of $11.1 million, derived from a mix of speaking engagements and book sales.
Following this, his income tallied up to $4.6 million in 2018, $1 million in 2019, and a figure of $630,000 in 2020.
With a career income of over $17 million, Biden’s current financial wealth is a part of that. As per available reports, the President contributed millions in taxes,
allocated a generous $1.3 million to charitable causes, and disbursed $80,000 towards mortgage interest, coupled with an additional $170,000 for staffing expenses.
Currently, there are investigations into people who served during Biden’s term and his son Hunter’s alleged connections to energy companies in Ukraine and businesses in China.
According to allegations, these connections could have resulted in earnings in the millions of dollars.