Biden is on pace to take the most vacation than ANY other president

Biden is on pace to take the most vacation than ANY other president

June 2, 2022

Biden is on pace to take the most vacation than ANY other president including Trump as he prepares to head to Rehoboth Beach for the weekend

  • Joe Biden has spent more than one-third of his time as president vacationing 
  • So far, the president has spent 188 days at his two properties in Delaware, at Camp David’s Presidential Retreat or in Nantucket
  • If he remains at this pace, Biden, 79, will spend approximately 1,106 days vacationing away from D.C. over the source of eight years – or two terms 
  • The figures come as Biden prepares for another weekend away at his beach house in Rehoboth, Delaware as he hits 500 days in office 

Joe Biden is preparing for another weekend away in Delaware as the president is on track to take more vacation than any other of his predecessors.

So far since taking office, Biden has spent 188 full or partial days away from the White House vacationing in either of his two Delaware properties, at Camp David or on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket.

This is broken down by 130 days in either Rehoboth or Wilmington, Delaware, 52 days at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Frederick, Maryland and six days on the luxury island of Nantucket.

By Sunday, when Biden will be at his beach house in Delaware, once again, the president will have reached 500 days in office. While reaching this landmark, Biden will have spent more than one-third of his time in office vacationing away from the White House.

At the rate of vacation days he is currently at, the president is on track to spend around 550 days away from the White House in the four years of his first term – and would amount to just 1,106 for two terms.

Biden has previously referred to the White House as a ‘gilded cage’.

‘Every time I get a chance, I go home to Delaware,’ Biden said in February. ‘You think I’m joking. I’m not.’

President Joe Biden is on track to spend the most time in office vacationing away from the White House than any other president in U.S. history. So far, Biden has spent 188 days on vacation and is preparing for a weekend away in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. If he continues at this rate, he will spend 1,106 days vacationing over the course of two terms

Biden often visits his two properties in his home state of Delaware in Rehoboth Beach and Wilmington. Pictured: Biden and first lady Jill walk and play fetch with their German Shepherd Commander on the beach during a weekend in Rehoboth in December 2021

He has kept true to this comment, taking every chance he gets to go back to his home state of Delaware – especially on weekends.

Stacking this up against past presidents, Biden, 79, is on track to be the most highly vacationed president in U.S. history.

During former President Donald Trump’s one term in office, he spent 381 days vacationing away from the White House at his several properties across the country – but mostly in Mar-a-Lago, Florida and Bedminster, New Jersey.

Like all presidents, Trump insisted that a lot of his trips out of Washington, D.C. were ‘working vacations.’

Trump, during his candidacy for president, would often slam his predecessor Barack Obama for being a ‘habitual vacationer’.

But former President Obama took only 328 vacation days in his two terms – or eight years – in office, which is 53 days less than Trump took in just half the time in office. Obama’s trips broken down included 29 vacations spanning 235 days as well as 39 visits to Camp David that added up to 93 full or partial days away from the White House.

Many of Obama’s trips were to Martha’s Vineyard island off of Massachusetts, as well as several trips to Hawaii, which is where he was raised.

Biden is seen leaving a restaurant on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts during Thanksgiving vacation in November 2021. He has spent six days on Nantucket since becoming president

Biden’s projected 1,106 vacation days in two terms will surpass the previous most vacationed president – George W. Bush.

Bush Jr. took 1,020 vacation days over his eight years, preferring to spend time on his ranch in Texas than in Washington, D.C.

When asked about the visits to his home state, Bush told AP at the time: ‘I’m able to clear my mind, and it helps me put it all in perspective.’

While president, Bush visited his ranch 77 times spanning all or part of 490 days. He also made 11 visits to his parents home in Kennebunkport, Maine over 43 full or partial days, and 149 visits to Camp David for 487 days.

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