As crisis after crisis has occurred under Joe Biden, his natural reaction has been to sit back and kick his feet up – taking more vacation days than any other president in recent history according to a new CNN analysis.
Biden has spent a total of 108 of his first 276 days in office either vacationing or ‘working’ from one of his two Delaware homes or from Camp David. That tally includes partial days when Biden split time between the White House and those other properties.
Biden’s frequent absences less than a year into his first term have exacerbated America’s desperate lack of leadership throughout the multiple crises the country has faced in 2021.
“A CNN analysis of Biden’s public schedule indicates the President has spent a significant amount of time away from the White House, particularly on weekends, since his January inauguration. Including this weekend’s trip to Delaware, Biden has taken 35 personal trips and spent all or part of 108 of his first 276 days in office at one of his Delaware homes or at Camp David in Maryland. That includes partial days, like Friday — when he spent the day at the White House and departed in the evening.
Sixty-nine of those 108 days away from Washington were spent at his home in Wilmington, spread over 23 visits; seven days at his Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, beach house over two visits; and 32 days at Camp David over 10 visits. …
While most presidents have prioritized taking time away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, this is the most time a president has spent away from the White House on personal travel at this point in the presidency in recent history.”
Biden frequent vacations are set to far outpace the previous three presidents. At this point in their presidencies, former President Donald Trump had spent 70 full or partial days outside of D.C., Barrack Obama had spent 40 days, and George W. Bush had spent 84 days.
Biden’s administration has failed to handle practically every crisis that has been thrown its way. In his first months of leadership, Biden has stood by and watched as America has been hit with surging illegal immigration, chaos in Afghanistan, supply chain disfunction, rising fuel costs, and a renewed surge of COVID-19.
The White House has attempted to defend the border-line senile president’s schedule, claiming that he is “constantly” working even while away on vacation.
“Presidents of the United States are constantly on the job, regardless of their location; whether they’re on a state visit overseas or just 100 miles from the White House for a short trip to Wilmington,” White House spokesman Andrew Bates told CNN.
“Wherever he is, the President spends every day working to defeat the pandemic, to ensure our economy delivers for the middle class — not just those at the top — and to protect our national security. Also, as all Americans can agree, it’s important for leaders to avoid becoming ensconced in Washington, D.C.,” Bates added.
Even if Biden spent every waking moment in the White House, his absence as a leader would still be felt due to the fact that he essentially refuses to answer any questions posed by the media unless they have been vetted in advance in order to give his team a chance to script his response.
Through September, Biden had done just 10 extended interviews with journalists since taking office, far behind the number of interviews done by Trump or Obama.
The Daily Wire reported, “Biden’s number of interviews is nearly six times less than former President Donald Trump had done by the same time in his presidency. The difference is much more stark compared to former President Barack Obama, who had completed 131 interviews by the same time, according to former CBS White House reporter Mark Knoller.”
The report continued, pointing out that his number of given interviews has declined seriously even since this point in his vice presidency – indicating Joe Biden may be seriously afraid of getting in front of the camera at this point in his career.
“Biden’s presidential interview count is also far off his pace when he was vice president in the Obama administration. By October 2009, Biden had completed roughly double the number of interviews he had as president. The dearth of interviews reflects the Biden administration’s “bunker mentality” and approach to the media, according to Politico.”
Author: Julian Wedgerider