Biden heads to the beach for Jill’s 70th birthday: The president will visit his $2.7 million oceanfront Delaware home tomorrow after meeting with Republicans to try and negotiate his $1 infrastructure deal 8 trillion, the White House reveals
- Biden Hasn’t Visited His Home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Since He became President
- Midweek away coincides with first lady Jill Biden’s birthday
- She turns 70 on Thursday
- Biden will reportedly leave the White House on Wednesday after talks with Republican senator over infrastructure
- Couple paid $2.7 million for a six-bedroom house close to the ocean in 2017
President Biden is going to his beach house in Delaware for a midweek Wednesday to celebrate the first lady’s 70th birthday.
It is his first trip to his vacation home since becoming president.
Details emerged with a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration that air operations around Rehobo Beach were restricted from Wednesday to Friday due to a VIP.
Since it came so soon after Memorial Day weekend in the middle of the week, the timing seemed odd at first.
Dr. However, Jill Biden turns 70 on Thursday, suggesting the trip is a birthday party.
President Biden goes to his home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Wednesday, the day before Dr. Jill Biden turns 70. It’s his first trip to his beach house since he became president
Biden and his wife were spotted riding their bikes in Cape Henlopen State Park near Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, in November as they prepared for their move to the White House.
The couple spent $2.7 million in 2017 on the six-bedroom house with a pool, located about two blocks from the beach.
“Throughout our careers, Jill and I have dreamed of being able to buy a place at home on the beach where we can take the whole family,” Biden said at the time.
“We are very lucky to be able to make that happen now and look forward to spending time with our family in the place that matters most to us in the world.”
Although the president has regularly spent weekends at his home just outside Wilmington, Delaware, he has not spent time as president at his Rehoboth Beach home since moving into the White House.
However, he came to visit twice as President-elect.
A CNN reporter tweeted that he was expected to leave the White House on Wednesday after talks with a senior Republican senator about his infrastructure proposals.
“President Biden is visiting Rehoboth Beach this week, per two assistants,” wrote Kaitlan Collins.
“He’s leaving tomorrow after meeting Sen. Capito and is scheduled to return Friday.’
Details of the trip were leaked Tuesday morning when aides said he would be leaving after an infrastructure meeting on Wednesday
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Rehoboth Beach has about 1,500 full-time residents, but swells to 25,000 during the peak summer months.
During his career as a senator, Biden was known for commuting home from Washington to Delaware every night to be with his family.
And as president, he has escaped the White House at every opportunity.
Of the 19 weekends, Biden has spent only five in his official residence.
Biden and first lady held Memorial Day weekend in their home state, where he delivered an emotional speech in New Castle, Delaware, calling on his late son and military veteran Beau Biden.