Jen Psaki insists Biden can celebrate Easter with his family because he’s vaccinated, but says it won’t be with the ‘great Irish clan’ – after CDC urged Americans not to hold rallies
- White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden will not host a “ large Irish clan ” at Easter, even though he has family with him at Camp David.
- CDC warning against holiday gatherings – said vaccinees could celebrate without masks, but others should wear them and distance themselves socially
- Biden told the faith leaders that he will receive a family because they have been vaccinated
- ‘It is a limited group and certainly not the large Irish Biden clan many of you have seen over the course of your tenure,’ said Psaki
- Joe and Jill Biden left for Camp David on Friday afternoon
- No Easter Egg Roll this year, but Biden will speak Monday about the Easter tradition at the White House
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Joe Biden will not host a “ large Irish clan ” at Easter, even though he has family with him at Camp David, despite CDC warnings about holiday gatherings.
Biden told community and faith leaders this week that he and First Lady Jill Biden were looking forward to Easter with the family because the Biden clan has been vaccinated.
Jill and I look forward to our Easter celebration where we gather with our family. And because we have had the great honor of being vaccinated, we may be able to meet with some of them at Easter, ”he said.
The Bidens left for Camp David around lunchtime on Friday. Jill Biden carried a bouquet of pink and yellow flowers.
Psaki would not provide details about who will be at Camp David with the first couple, how many Biden family members have been vaccinated, and whether the president is sending a conflicting message by hosting a family gathering when he urged Americans to delay. at such events until at least July 4th.
“I don’t have a specific number of family members,” she said in response to questions from DailyMail.com during her briefing on Friday.
“But I can assure you that the president strives to be a role model in every aspect of how he lives in this difficult time that we are all going through. He obviously has a wife, he’s been married for a while, he has some grandchildren that he sees when he goes to Delaware, ”she noted. “But it is a limited group and certainly not the large Irish Biden clan many of you have seen over the course of your tenure.”
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden left the White House Friday afternoon to spend Easter weekend at Camp David with family
Naomi Biden regularly visits her grandparents at the White House and Camp David. In February, she posted a video to social media of President Biden playing Mario Kart at Camp David.
The Bidens will spend the holiday weekend at the Maryland mountain presidential retreat. On Monday, President Biden will give a speech on Easter traditions in the White House. The White House’s traditional Easter Egg Roll was canceled due to the pandemic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely gather for Easter this Sunday, indoors and without wearing masks.
The agency also said those who are not fully vaccinated should enjoy Easter celebrations with the people they live with, or out of the house while six feet apart, to protect against the spread of the coronavirus.
The United States has seen a spike in coronavirus cases, including variants like the one in the United Kingdom.
Health experts have warned that the United States could be on the brink of a fourth wave of the virus. Past experience has shown that post-holiday cases tend to peak.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden will not host a “ large Irish clan ” at Easter, even though he has family with him at Camp David.
The Bidens who boarded Marine One for their trip to Camp David, Jill Biden was wearing flowers
Biden, meanwhile, begged Americans to “ stay on guard ” in the homestretch while the vaccinations continue.
He reminded the public of his goal for all Americans to have a more normal July 4th, but warned that mask wearing and social distancing must continue for that to happen.
“If the American people keep doing their bit, wearing masks, taking a practice of distance, we could have a more normal July 4th,” he said Friday before leaving for his Easter vacation. ‘Business is going up again. The virus spreads faster in many places. That goes up in some states, so I ask, I beg you, don’t give back the progress. We also fought so hard to get this job done. We ask every American to tie themselves down and stay wary in this house area. Wear your mask, ”he said.