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Politics Twitter users react to bald eagles circling over Biden campaign event in Iowa

22:45  30 october  2020
22:45  30 october  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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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.

Joe Biden holding a sign: Twitter users react to bald eagles circling over Biden campaign event in Iowa © Getty Images Twitter users react to bald eagles circling over Biden campaign event in Iowa

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.

"We're gonna win Iowa," tweeted Christina Freundlich, Biden's Iowa deputy state director for communications.

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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."

"great advance work," added CNN political analyst and former Clinton White House press secretary Joe Lockhart.

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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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," according to The Washingtonian.

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, according to New York Magazine. 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 in a New York Times-Siena College poll last week.

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