President Joe Biden told reporters on Sunday that he had “no home to go to,” explaining why he was spending another night at his Delaware vacation property in Rehoboth Beach.
Biden appeared somewhat combative about his presence at the popular seaside destination, especially in light of the criticism he received for sunbathing on a Delaware beach in the wake of the fatal Maui wildfires.
“By the way, the reason I’m here today, just for one day — I know you think I’m on vacation, I’m not. I have no home to go to,” Biden told reporters, apparently unprompted, Sunday after attending Mass at St. Edmond Roman Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach.
“The Secret Service has torn my house up in a good way to make it secure, so I have no place to go when I come to Delaware except here right now. I’m only here for one day,” he added, referring to his temporary residence.
“Are you homeless?” a reporter inquired jokingly.
“No, I’m not homeless,” Biden replied. “I just have one home. I have a beautiful home. But I’m down here for the day because I can’t go home, home.”
“I have no home to go to. Secret Service has torn my house up, in a good way, to make it secure. I have no place to go when I go to Delaware except here right now. I'm only here for one day. No I am not homeless, I just have 1 home I have a beautiful home"
– Biden Rehoboth Sunday pic.twitter.com/xlUl3NnNwZ
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) September 4, 2023
According to Kevin McCarthy’s spokesman, Chad Gilmartin, Biden made a similar allegation in April regarding the Secret Service’s work on his Wilmington home.
Biden has been making this claim for nearly five months. https://t.co/Eu5gBFzAYz
— Chad Gilmartin (@ChadGilmartinCA) September 4, 2023
Biden arrived at Rehoboth Beach on Saturday, following an earlier inspection of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Idalia in Florida.
According to The New York Times, the president toured the damage caused by the Maui conflagration on August 21, nearly two weeks after the disaster that left over 100 people dead and caused billions of dollars in damage.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
The president broke away from his weeklong Lake Tahoe vacation at the Nevada home of billionaire Democratic donor and 2020 presidential candidate Tom Steyer in order to make the Hawaii trip.
The New York Post reported Saturday that Biden has spent a record 40 percent of his time on personal trips away from the White House since becoming president. CONTINUE READING…