President Joe Biden, alongside his son Hunter and other family members, set off Wednesday for an undisclosed time period of family frolic and fun on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
Per the Associated Press, the White House has not responded to media requests for details on Biden’s vacation schedule, activities, or even when he plans to return to Washington. Multiple media outlets have reported that they expect the president’s trip to be at least seven days in length, but have failed to glean further information.
According to Fox News, Biden’s vacation is rather awkwardly timed no matter its length. In addition to taking place right after an unprecedented FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home (which the White House claims Biden knew nothing about), the trip will likely delay the signing of the Democrat-backed "Inflation Reduction Act (a massive bill which, as we’ve reported, is unlikely to do much to reduce inflation).
But, timing aside, Biden’s vacation is not unusual for recent presidents, as his predecessors also embarked on presidential getaways numerous times. Barack Obama often visited his preferred spot at Martha’s Vineyard, and Donald Trump took several “working-vacations” at numerous locations throughout his tenure.
Biden’s chosen destination, Kiawah Island, is home to a private beach and oceanfront golf resort that the president has frequented in the past. He is said to have enjoyed the island for its relative insulation, and because of his connections to numerous South Carolina Democratic leaders, including Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.).
Biden and his embattled son will likely benefit from this insulation, with Hunter’s scandals continuing to worsen and with Joe soon facing the ramifications of his latest spending package.
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ICYMI: Joe Biden falsely says there is 0% inflation.— MRCTV (@mrctv) August 11, 2022
In reality, inflation is actually at 8.5% for the month of July. pic.twitter.com/xmHBqyNV3q