Remarks by President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden in Phone Call During the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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The White House Logo FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 24, 2022 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT BIDEN AND FIRST LADY JILL BIDEN IN PHONE CALL WITH SAVANNAH GUTHRIE DURING THE MACYS THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE Via Teleconference Nantucket, Massachusetts 9:27 A.M. EST MS. GUTHRIE: Guys, I think Im getting a phone call. You know, Im not one to take a phone call during TV. Oh, but I think -- I think I should answer this one. Hello, Mr. President? I dont think I can hear you. Can you hear me, Mr. President? (Technical difficulties.) Hello? Happy Thanksgiving. Mr. President, are you there? THE PRESIDENT: Were here! (Laughs.) THE FIRST LADY: Hi! Happy Thanksgiving. MS. GUTHRIE: Oh! (Laughs.) I was so worried this call wasnt going to go through. How are you? THE PRESIDENT: Were fine. Were fine. Watching your parade. Youre doing a good job. MS. GUTHRIE: Oh, thank you. I love that youre watching, like, the -- THE PRESIDENT: Youre responsible for the good weather of the parade, too. Thats the best part. MS. GUTHRIE: I will take credit for that, yes. Thank you very much. And just like millions of Americans, you guys watching the parade, what do you want to say to everyone watching right now? THE FIRST LADY: We just want to say were so grateful for the people, for this opportunity, for the health that we have now in America. And just Happy Thanksgiving. Joe, what do you want to say? THE PRESIDENT: Well, I want to say thanks to the firefighters, the police officers, first responders. They never take a break. THE FIRST LADY: And God bless our troops, for sure. THE PRESIDENT: And, by the way, were going to be talking to some of our troops later today, both here and abroad. And I hope everybody remembers we end every single day with God bless our troops, for real. MS. GUTHRIE: Thats so true. We are so grateful. And what are your plans for Thanksgiving, after the parade? THE FIRST LADY: Well, were just going to have dinner with the family, probably take a walk on the beach, and just feel gratitude for our family. THE PRESIDENT: Well, weve been coming up to Nantucket for -- since we first got married, the whole family. And its become a tradition. And were going to go stop at the fire department. Were going to make sure that we spend some time on the island thanking the first responders here. And were going to go see the Coast Guard, the military. MS. GUTHRIE: Well, thats wonderful and sounds absolutely lovely. Thank you, Mr. President and Dr. Biden, for taking the time to join us today. And I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. THE PRESIDENT: You too. Hope you get a little time to enjoy it. Were going to give Al a call too and see how hes doing. MS. GUTHRIE: Al is doing great. Thank you so much for asking. THE PRESIDENT: All right. THE FIRST LADY: Happy Thanksgiving! MS. GUTHRIE: Happy Thanksgiving! 9:30 A.M. EST ============================================================ White House Press Office . 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW . Washington, DC 20500-0003 . USA XXX-XXX-XXXX