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Biden is attacked by cicadas as he leaves for UK trip after press plane is delayed by plague of insects

JOE Biden was attacked by cicadas as he left on his UK trip after a press plane was delayed by a plague of the insects.

The president was leaving the White House on Wednesday morning when he was attacked by the bug.

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Biden batted away a cicada


Biden batted away a cicadaCredit: AP:Associated Press

Biden could be seen batting the bug away from his face while speaking to a guard.

Cicada’s have interfered with Biden’s plans to travel to Europe for the past 24 hours, including causing issues to the White House press charter.

CNN’s Kaitlan Collins said that their flight to Europe was delayed for “several hours” due to “cicada-related issues.”

The president is on his way to Europe to attend the G7 summit and to meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Queen Elizabeth.

He is also set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he has had a frosty relationship with since claims of vicious ransomware attacks.

More to follow…

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