Biden jokes about age and con­fus­es Brit­ney Spears for Tay­lor Swift at turkey par­don

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden joked about his age on his 81st birth­day and then appeared to mix up the names of two pop super­stars.
Speak­ing at the 76th annu­al White House turkey par­don, Biden began by thank­ing the own­ers of the two turkeys, named Lib­er­ty and Bell, who hail from a farm in Min­neso­ta.
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“By the way. It’s my birth­day today, and [the turkey own­ers] actu­al­ly sang ‘Hap­py Birth­day’ to me,” Biden said. “I just want you to know it’s dif­fi­cult turn­ing 60.”
The crowd laughed, since the pres­i­dent actu­al­ly turned 60 in 2002. Biden then seemed to con­fuse music sen­sa­tion Brit­ney Spears with her younger con­tem­po­rary Tay­lor Swift. The remark began with Biden jok­ing about how hard it is for turkeys to receive a pres­i­den­tial par­don.
“You could say this is even hard­er than get­ting a tick­et to [Bey­on­ce’s] Renais­sance Tour or Brit­ney’s tour,” Biden said. “She’s down in — it’s kind of warm in Brazil right now.”

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