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Biden seemingly swats away a cicada as he boards Air Force One

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - Even the President of the United States can't escape Brood X cicadas this year.
President Joe Biden was boarding Air Force One Wednesday when what appeared to be a cicada landed near his shoulder as he chatted with his traveling press corps. Biden quickly swatted the bug away.
"Watch out for the cicadas," Biden told reporters. "One just got me."
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This isn't the first time cicadas impacted the president's first overseas trip. Reporters traveling to the United Kingdom were...
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Biden swatted away a Brood X cicada crawling up his neck: 'It got me'

Biden swatted away a Brood X cicada crawling up his neck: 'It got me'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement President Joe Biden might have round-the-clock Secret Service protection, but he hasn't managed to avoid a run-in with one of the billion or so Brood X cicadas that have invaded the mid-Atlantic in recent weeks.
On Wednesday, Biden swatted away one of the bugs that he found crawling up his neck as he prepared to board a flight to Europe at Andrew's Air Force Base in Maryland.
Luckily, cicadas can't sting or bite people.
"They can't do any kind of damage besides tickling you with their feet," Zoe Getman-Pickering, a post-doctoral fellow studying cicadas at George...
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