The White House press corp’s chartered jet flying them to Europe to cover President Joe Biden was grounded because of a — wait for it — cicada infestation:
The White House press charter, flying from Dulles to Europe ahead of President Biden, has been delayed for hours – due to mechanical issues caused by cicadas
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) June 9, 2021
“A swarm of cicadas came out of one of the engines”:
“A swarm of cicadas came out of one of the engines.” https://t.co/FtCTEVV1bt
— Christine Romans (@ChristineRomans) June 9, 2021
They had to take a replacement plane:
Update: About seven hours later, the White House press charter is taking off for England at 3:56 am. Cheers! https://t.co/GCuTiEnNyF
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) June 9, 2021
— Nancy Cordes (@nancycordes) June 9, 2021
“Hot bug summer”?
Hot Bug Summer spares no one.
— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) June 9, 2021