(TheConservativeNews.org) – On Tuesday, Biden — coming off a weeklong vacation at a Democratic booster’s beachfront mansion on Kiawah Island in South Carolina — returned to the White House for just five hours before taking off for yet another taxpayer-funded respite in his home state of Delaware.
Biden has now spent a record 150 days at home in Delaware in the 18 months since he was elected president, according to former CBS correspondent Mark Knoller, easily beating recent presidential records.
That number does not count Biden’s other vacation in Nantucket Island, Massachusetts for Thanksgiving and his summer vacation at Kiawah Island, North Carolina last week.
Former President Donald Trump spent 132 days away from the White House at his own properties, either at Mar-a-Lago in the winter or Bedminster, New Jersey in the summer.
Former President Barack Obama only spent 38 days of his presidency either at rental properties in Hawaii or Martha’s Vineyard.
Former President George W. Bush went home to his Texas ranch 100 days during his presidency.
A year and a half into his embattled presidency, Biden has taken more personal time and done fewer formal interviews than either Trump or Barack Obama did at this juncture in their White House tenures, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“In his first 18 months in office, he traveled to Delaware 46 times and to Camp David 18 times. He played 15 rounds of golf, conducted 17 formal press conferences and gave 20 sit-down interviews,” the outlet reported on Aug. 8.
“The numbers, which span from taking office through July 20, reflect a president who wants to head home frequently at weekends, as he did when he was a senator and vice president. They also underscore a media strategy that has relied more on prepared remarks and brief question-and-answer sessions with reporters than on formal press conferences and interviews.”
The White House has repeatedly defended Biden’s frequent trips to Delaware, noting that his two properties in the state are his “home.”
“The president lives in Wilmington. It’s his home. That’s where he’s lived for many, many years,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in 2021.
In February, Biden boasted of his multiple trips home during a speech he delivered in Ohio.
“Every time I get a chance, I go home to Delaware,” he said during a speech in Ohio. “You think I’m joking? I’m not.”
Biden continues to put his vacations first and Americans last. Even as the nation careens toward a recession and the southern border gets barraged daily with unvetted armies of illegal aliens, his vacations are his top priority.