Biden returns to Delaware; moving is on her weekend to-do list

President Joe Biden returns home to Delaware and moving is on his to-do list this weekend He went home to Delaware to help his wife, Jill...

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  • President Joe Biden returns home to Delaware and moving is on his to-do list this weekend
  • He went home to Delaware to help his wife, Jill, figure out what other “things” they need to bring when they return to their “other home.”
  • “It is a great honor,” Biden said of flying aboard Air Force One as president.

President Joe Biden is coming home to Delaware, and moving is on his to-do list this weekend.

Biden flew aboard Air Force One for the first time as president on Friday, but not on a trip to sell his $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan or to speak with a United States ally.

He simply went home to Delaware to help his wife, Jill, figure out what other “things” they need to bring when they return to their “other home,” that is, the White House.

“It is a great honor,” Biden said of flying aboard Air Force One. as president. “But I didn’t think about it, to tell the truth. I was reading the newspaper”.

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Biden returns to Delaware; moving is on her weekend to-do list

He said he went to his home near Wilmington for the weekend “to see my grandchildren and hang out with Jill to get the rest of the things that we have to move from our house to the other house.” Hunter, Biden’s son, also turned 51 on Thursday.

Biden flew even as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that Americans avoid travel due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The White House said the trip would be far less risky for Biden, who is at greater risk because he is 78 years old, than the kind of business trip people are urged to stop.

“Any president of the United States, Democrat or Republican, obviously takes Air Force One, a private plane, when he travels,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said hours before Biden’s maiden flight.

Biden told reporters shortly after landing in Delaware that the plane looked a lot like the one he flew as vice president for eight years, “just so much better.”

Biden has made controlling the pandemic the central focus of the initial work of his presidency. His team has repeatedly emphasized that he will be a model of safe behavior for the nation.

Every time the president travels, an entourage of support personnel, security personnel, and the media travel with him.

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The CDC guidance notes that “travel increases the chances of spreading and contracting COVID-19” and that the agency “recommends that you do not travel at this time.” But it says people who must travel must first complete their COVID-19 vaccinations, if eligible, and wait two weeks after receiving the second dose before embarking on the trip.

Biden received his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine more than three weeks ago.

Biden and his aides have been meticulous about how they go about their business as they try to reduce the chances of infection among White House personnel. The use of masks is mandatory throughout the White House complex, much of the administration works remotely, and the duration and size of meetings has been limited.

Biden has also made few appearances outside the White House complex during the first weeks of his presidency, all on official business or to attend church.

The journey of Biden, who spent decades in the Senate and eight years as vice president, marked his first time on Air Force One in more than 20 years. He flew to South America with President Bill Clinton in 2000 when Clinton announced a $ 1.3 billion aid to help Colombia fight drug traffickers.

For security reasons, the vice president travels separately from the president and relies on the more modest Air Force Two aircraft to travel out of town.

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For the 25-minute flight from Andrews Joint Base in Maryland to New Castle Air National Guard Base, Biden flew the smallest C-32 model in the Air Force fleet.

It is a specially configured version of the Boeing 757-200 intercontinental airliner, compared to the iconic VC-25A, which is a modified Boeing 747.

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Biden’s predecessor, former President Donald Trump, made no secret of his affection for Air Force One, perhaps the greatest benefit of the job.

But Trump was not a fan of the Kennedy-era blue-and-white color scheme that is known around the world. Trump saw the design as outdated, too quiet and insufficiently patriotic, and announced plans in 2019 to revise the color scheme using the colors of the American flag. He kept a model of his planned revision on display in the Oval Office.

Psaki has said that a new Air Force One paint job is not on Biden’s priority list.

“I can confirm here that the President has not spent a moment thinking about the Air Force One color scheme,” he said from the briefing room.

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