Biden’s virtual campaign speech repeatedly interrupted by geese

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, was met with repeated interruptions during his virtual campaign speech on Monday even as he delivered it from the comforts of his own Delaware residence.

While delivering remarks during his campaign event outside on Monday afternoon, Biden was interrupted multiple times by repeated honking from Canada geese at a pond located on the other side of his residence. 

Biden had been addressing the Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Victory Fund during a live-streamed speech in which he knocked President Trump and accused him of fanning flames of “hate, fear and xenophobia” toward Asian Americans amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“The pandemic has unleashed familiar forces of hate, fear and xenophobia that he always flames … that have always existed in this society,” Biden said. “But this president brought it with him, has brought with it a new rash of racial messages, verbal and physical attacks and other acts of hate, some subtle, some overt, against the Asian American and Pacific Islanders.” 

But his fiery remarks apparently made no difference to the geese just outside his house, as they continued to squawk throughout his speech on Monday.

At one point, Biden even took a moment to address the honking during the virtual event. 

“You’re going to hear, there’s a pond on the other side of my property here. A lot of Canadian geese. If you hear them honking away, they’re cheering, that’s what they’re about,” Biden said.

The distraction by the geese did not go unnoticed by Twitter.


However, this is not the first time Biden’s feathered neighbors have made a ruckus amid live-streamed remarks from the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee during the COVID-19 outbreak.

During a virtual roundtable on the effect of the pandemic earlier this month, Biden was met with interruptions again from the geese. However, at the time, he joked the squawking birds were “trying to get away from the virus.”

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