Slow Joe Takes 17 Seconds To Respond During Holiday TV Phone Interview

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 04: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event at the Roosevelt Room of the White House on May 4, 2022 in Washington, DC. President Biden delivered remarks on economic growth, jobs, and deficit reduction. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Joe and Jill Biden called into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday
  • ‘God bless our troops for real,’ the president said
  • NBC’s Dylan Dreyer admitted she was worried the call wouldn’t go through
  • She had to wait about 17 seconds to get a clear response from the Bidens as there appeared to be difficulties with the connection
  • ‘Hello, Happy Thanksgiving Mr. President, are you there?,’ she said
  • The president could even be heard talking to the first lady, before finally answering Dreyer

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