On the heels of his big speech advocating to confiscate America’s guns and put and end to the Second Amendment, Joe Biden once again ran off to Delaware for another vacation. And now he has become the president who has spent the most time on vacation of any president in history.
Biden took off to Rehoboth Beach on Thursday after his speech, to stay in one of his two homes in Delaware, where he has spent more than a quarter of his time in office.
“Every time I get a chance, I go home to Delaware. You think I’m joking. I’m not,” Biden un-ironically said in February.
And boy, is he right. He has now spent more time away from the White House than any other president.
Ahead of this weekend’s trip, Biden has spent an estimated 188 full or partial days away from the White House, with 130 spent at his Delaware properties, 52 at Camp David, and six in Nantucket.
If that pace holds, Biden will spend roughly 553 days away from the White House, which he has referred to as a “gilded cage,” over his first term, or 1,106 days over two terms.
That’s good for tops in the modern history of the presidency. Former President Donald Trump spent 381 days away from the White House while in office, and former President Barack Obama spent 328 days out over two terms. Trump referred to his trips as “working vacations” and criticized Obama as a “habitual vacationer” who spent too much time on the golf course. Trump was then called out for his own jaunts to New Jersey and Florida after taking office.
Former President George W. Bush, frequently criticized for extensive stays at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, spent 1,020 days away from the White House during his two terms, while former President Bill Clinton stayed away 345 days.
One could argue, of course, that they more he is away from the seat of power, the better.
But in Biden’s case, it likely doesn’t matter, anyway.
This addled old fool does not control the presidency. They send him toddling off to Delaware every chance they get because he’s just in the way in the White House.Commentary History Joe Biden