'The most grandparent thing ever': Joe Biden trolled over awkward Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade call

The reporter said, 'Hello? Happy Thanksgiving, Mr. President. Are you there?' That appeared to catch Joe Biden's attention, as he replied, 'We're here'

'The most grandparent thing ever': Joe Biden trolled over awkward Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade call
Joe Biden and Jill Biden had an awkward Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade call with NBC's reporter Dylan Dryer (R) (Nathan Howard/Getty Images, @RepublicanCoryR/Twitter video screenshot)
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NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS: President Joe Biden called the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24, to express his gratitude to first responders, paving away for some awkward television for parade fans. President Biden, 80, and first lady Jill Biden, 71, made a call from the private equity billionaire David Rubenstein's island home in Massachusetts.

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NBC's Dylan Dryer, who was covering the procession, answered the call. For around 30 seconds, it seemed as though she was unable to hear the couple, which caused a long and awkward silence at the beginning of the call that was shown on television. Dreyer said, "I'm not one to take a phone call during TV, but I think I should answer this one." The reporter answered the phone and said, "Hello, Mr. President?" But even after a few seconds of silence and commotion, nobody answered and Jill Biden could be dimly heard in the background.

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Dryer said, "I don't think I can hear you... Can you hear me, Mr. President." Biden was heard conversing with the first lady in the background, Dreyer then chimed in, "Hello? Happy Thanksgiving, Mr. President. Are you there?" That appeared to catch Biden's attention, as he replied, "We're here."

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Once the network became clear, Biden said, "I want to say thanks to the firefighters and police officers, first responders. They never take a break." The first lady joined in and said, "And God bless our troops for sure."

U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden depart the White House as they head for Buffalo, New York, on May 17, 2022 in Washington, DC. The president will meet with community leaders, first responders and family members of the victims of Saturday's mass shooting at the Tops supermarket that left 10 Black people dead. Biden referred to the massacre as an act of domestic terrorism.
U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden depart the White House as they head for Buffalo, New York, on May 17, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Biden 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."

Viewers couldn't help but notice this call and labeled it as "calling their grandpa," and one Twitter user wrote, "This Macys Thanksgiving Parade live phone call with Biden and his wife went almost exactly like every call with my Dad and his wife ending with all of us thankful it’s over with lol."

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Another user wrote, ""Bro I'm watching the macys day parade and the lady called Biden and he can’t figure the phone out and you can hear him shuffling around and he’s like 'what... who's this? Are you there?'😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩 Sounded like somebody calling their grandpa."

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"The Biden's getting on the phone during the Macys parade is just like every other family trying to FaceTime grandparents," this other user wrote. "Laughing at @POTUS and @FLOTUS having trouble with the phone at the @Macys #Thanksgiving Parade! 😂 the most grandparent thing ever ❤️," another user wrote.

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