Biden approval hits single digit: Nantucket man reportedly gives POTUS the finger

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President Biden’s approval ratings have been low from time to time, but they suddenly rose to single digits at the Thanksgiving Day stop at the New England Coast Guard station.

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A Nantucket man presented Biden’s convoy with a middle finger on Thursday as the unpopular commander in chief halted a vacation during his stay at a billionaire’s island compound.

Biden’s approval rating has plummeted amid the highest inflation in 31 years, which has driven up the cost of everything from turkey dinners to gas, and greeted him with obscene gestures and chants even when visiting deep blue states. goes.

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White House pool reporter Zolan Kanno-Youngs wrote that when Biden’s convoy visited there was a generally friendly welcome, but reporters “see a gentleman standing on his porch giving the presidential convoy the middle finger.” Saw it when we were near the Coast Guard station.”

Other spectators gave thumbs up and applauded. “A man appeared [be] Wearing a dinosaur costume. According to a pool report, some people wore turkey hats.

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Biden and First Lady Jill exchanged specifics with sailors at the station, which is owned by billionaire David Rubenstein, before returning to their vacation home.

President Biden was accompanied by First Lady Jill Biden.
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The president presented Coast Guard members with “challenge coins” that some members of the military collect to commemorate their service.

“I’m not kidding when I say I’m grateful to these people,” Biden said of the members of the Coast Guard, seeing their work around the world, including in the South China Sea, where China and other regional countries There are conflicting territorial claims.

Jill Biden told the group that the first family planned to attend the Massachusetts island’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Friday.

Joe Biden.
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden exchanged specifics with sailors at the station before returning to their vacation home.
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This year, inflation has driven up the cost of the classic Thanksgiving dinner of turkey and sides. up 14 percent, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

The US Department of Agriculture said last week that Thanksgiving foods such as turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, milk and potatoes cost only 5 percent on average. It is not clear why the tally was lower than the private sector estimate.

Biden has received an ugly reception during other recent visits to the heavily Democratic Northeast.

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden meet with members of military service.
The First Family plans to attend Nantucket’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Friday.
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In September, residents of North Jersey beat up Biden and even gave middle fingers to his motorcycle. “Resign, dictator!” One man shouted when Biden visited a neighborhood damaged by the storm.

And last month, Biden told a kid at a Connecticut playground that “I like kids better than guys”—as a nearby crowd chanted “F—k Joe Biden!”

Former President Trump also regularly drove past protesters. In 2007, a DC resident memorably “mooned” Trump’s convoy as he traveled down Connecticut Avenue from the White House.

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