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A rare and fair feathered sight concluded a Joe Biden campaign event in Iowa on Friday when a pair of bald eagles circled over the Democratic presidential candidate's head, according to a pool report.
Biden's campaign appeared to take the appearance of the national bird of the U.S. as a good omen.
"Nature knows," tweeted Biden's policy director Stef Feldman.
Nature knows.- Stef Feldman (@StefFeldman)
"We're gonna win Iowa," tweeted Christina Freundlich, Biden's Iowa deputy state director for communications.
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We're gonna win Iowa- Christina Freundlich (@christinafreund)
Reporters were a little more cynical about the meaning of the cameo.
Wall Street Journal reporter Julie Bykowicz joked, "This is what a nearly $1 billion presidential campaign can get you."
This is what a nearly $1 billion presidential campaign can get you. (kidding)- Julie Bykowicz (@bykowicz)
"great advance work," added CNN political analyst and former Clinton White House press secretary Joe Lockhart.
great advance work.- Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart)
Washington Post reporter Matt Viser noted that at least one vulture has been spotted at a previous Biden event.
"The Biden campaign no doubt likes this omen a bit better," he tweeted.
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Before the New Hampshire primary, there was a vulture at one of his events. And the power went out at the hotel many were staying at. The Biden campaign no doubt likes this omen a bit better.- Matt Viser (@mviser)
It's not the first time Biden's been followed by a bald eagle. As vice president in 2015, one of the birds soared overhead during a Washington, D.C., appearance. He called it "a really good omen,".
Last September, also in Iowa, an alleged bald eagle flew over a Biden event that prompted the candidate to talk about his late son, Beau. He said he hadn't seen a bald eagle since Beau died in 2015,. He reportedly said of the bird, "Maybe that's my Beau."
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