A burly Scotsman appears to have sprung a shocker on US President Joe Biden’s motorcade as it was on its way from Edinburgh to the COP26 summit on climate change in Scotland.
BBC North America editor John Sopel revealed that US media have reported on how President Biden’s party were given the unexpected view of a naked Scotsman standing in his window with his mobile phone to film a video of the motorcade.The shock moment came when the US commander in chief was being driven from his secure base at Dalmahoy House Hotel to the venue of the COP26 climate change summit.
The White House pool report claimed that the incident happened when the presidential motorcade, which features several large armoured limousines, entered some country roads on the way to Glasgow.
"At one point when we were still on smaller country roads, a large, naked Scottish man stood in his front window taking a picture of the motorcade with his phone," a report from Scott Detrow of National Public Radio (NPR) said.
From the White House pool report on @POTUS journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow:
‘At one point when we were still on smaller country roads, a large, naked Scottish man stood in his front window taking a picture of the motorcade with his phone.’
Welcome to Scotland, Mr President
— Jon Sopel (@BBCJonSopel) November 2, 2021
The news was then picked up by the local press as well. “US President Joe Biden was given a shock on the way to Glasgow when a local resident, in a state of undress, took a photo of his passing motorcade,” according to a report in the Edinburgh News.
The president's road adventures in Scotland didn't end there!
On his way back later from Glasgow to Edinburgh to catch an Air Force One flight home to Washington, Biden's motorcade missed a highway exit and had to conduct a U-turn.
This is an extremely rare occurrence as presidential motorcades are usually led by a police escort, in addition to being under heavy protection, so that such mistakes do not take place.