Biden Disembarks Air Force One in Storm, Gets Pelted by Snow - WATCH
Biden was marooned aboard Air Force One for about half and hour
Joe Biden's return from his vacation in Delaware was disrupted by a massive snowstorm on the runway at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
Biden was marooned aboard Air Force One for about half an hour until crew members could be found to push and pull the staircase contraption up to the plane.
Biden departed the plane without incident but did get a face full of snow.
The now also grounded the helicopter that was meant to deliver Biden to the White House, which meant the use of an armored SUV which also got stuck in the snow.
Ahead of the president’s arrival, so much snow had fallen here at Joint Base Andrews that Air Force One had to taxi for 28 minutes before parking. pic.twitter.com/ZE56z68mlg— Austin Landis (@_AustinLandis) January 3, 2022
The daily White House news briefing was also canceled due to the weather.
Biden did, however, participate in an event on meat prices on Monday.
Biden said, according to the New York Post.
“I was sitting in my kitchen yesterday, and here’s a sunroom off the kitchen and my wife was there with her sister and a good friend named Mary Ann.'
“And she was saying, ‘Do you realize it’s over $5 for a pound of hamburger meat? $5?’”
Pres. Biden speaks on rising meat prices: “Capitalism without competition isn’t capitalism—it's exploitation. That’s what we’re seeing in meat and poultry, those industries now. Small independent farmers and ranchers are being driven out of business.” https://t.co/soTlg4HfmT pic.twitter.com/Z3RCgKD8Ex— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 3, 2022
“Well, this is partly, you know, the pound of beef today costs five bucks compared to less than four bucks before the pandemic,” Biden said.