President Joe Biden claimed that his busy schedule has prevented him from visiting the disaster site in East Palestine, Ohio. However, a new report found that President Biden is taking a record number of vacation days.
Biden visited areas in Florida affected by Hurricane Idalia on Saturday from 1 p.m. until he reportedly left before 6 p.m. to go on his latest vacation at his house in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Biden surveyed the damage in Live Oak, Florida, roughly 65 miles northeast from Keaton Beach, Florida – where Hurricane Idalia made landfall on Wednesday morning.
During a press conference in Live Oak, Biden was asked why Biden traveled to the Big Bend region of Florida, but did not visit victims of the East Palestine train derailment disaster.
Biden responded, “Well, I haven’t had the occasion to go to East Palestine. There’s a lot going on here, and I just haven’t been able to break.”
The 80-year-old president claimed, “I was thinking whether I’d go to East Palestine this week, but then I was reminded I’ve got to go literally around the world. I’m going from Washington to India to Vietnam. And so, it’s gonna be awhile.”
“But we’re making sure that East Palestine has what they need materially in order to deal with their problems,” he asserted.
On the same day that Biden asserted that he has been too busy to visit East Palestine, a new report discovered that the president has spent 40% of his presidency on vacation.
The New York Post reported on Saturday, “As of last Sunday, Biden has spent all or part of 382 of his presidency’s 957 days – or 40% — on personal overnight trips away from the White House, putting him on pace to become America’s most idle commander-in-chief, according to data calculated by the Republican National Committee and confirmed by The Post using White House reports of Biden’s movements.”
The report found Biden’s record vacation time knocks out George H.W. Bush – who spent 36% of his presidency on personal trips away from Washington. Meanwhile, Donald Trump was at 26%, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama at 11%, and Jimmy Carter at 5% away from the White House.
Biden is expected to spend Labor Day weekend at his Delaware beach house.
Earlier this month, Biden was bashed for being on vacation and having no comment regarding the deadly wildfires in Maui.
WATCH: Peter Doocy utterly TRIGGERS Cringe Jean Pierre after EXPOSING Joe Biden for going on vacation as fires raged through Maui and children went missing:
"Your question is wrong."
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 31, 2023
Joe Biden is visiting Florida and was greeted by a bunch of people chanting “F____ Joe Biden” and yelling “F___ You”
This man is not welcome in the Free State of Florida pic.twitter.com/IQEehHotcn
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) September 2, 2023
After spending a few hours in Hawaii, President Biden is headed to Lake Tahoe for his second vacation of the month
The Biden’s are staying at billionaire climate investor Tom Steyer’s $18M mansionpic.twitter.com/SJI9YTksYY
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 22, 2023