President Biden called into Super Bowl watch parties in Kabul and on the USS Nimitz to thank service members during the game.
The @POTUS twitter account posted a photo of a relaxed Biden on the phone from his Delaware home with the game on the TV.
“Every year service members around the world gather to watch the Super Bowl — and tonight, I called into watch parties in Kabul and on the USS Nimitz to thank them for their service,” read the caption.
The USS Nimitz is an aircraft carrier deployed in the Middle East.
“We are forever in debt to those who sacrifice so much to keep us safe.”
The president’s son, Beau Biden, served as a major in the Delaware Army National Guard and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal after a year of active-duty service in Iraq.
The father-of-two died at the age of 46 from brain cancer in 2015.
During CBS’s pre-game show for Super Bowl LV, Biden declined to pick sides between the Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes and the Bucs’ Tom Brady — a six-time Super Bowl winner.
The president did say Mahomes and Brady are “great quarterbacks.”
He also said it’s his “hope and expectation” that next year’s Super Bowl can be played in front of a fan-filled stadium.