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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."
Biden will face President Trump in the presidential election with polls closing on Tuesday. The two are nearly tied in Iowa, where Biden was leading within the margin of error inlast week.
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