Biden Has Spent More Time Away From White House Than Trump Did In His First Year

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President Joe Biden has spent more time away from the White House than former President Donald Trump at the same time in his presidency, according to a CNN analysis.

Biden has been open about his feelings regarding the White House, telling Vogue in June that there’s “no real upside to living physically” at the residence. During that interview, the president complained of a lack of privacy “and the pomp-and-circumstance” surrounding the whole ordeal.

As a result, Biden returns to one of his two homes in Delaware as often as possible, flying back many weekends since taking office. In fact, Biden’s taken 35 personal trips and spent all or a portion of 108 of his first 276 days as president in either Delaware or at Maryland’s Camp David, according to CNN. The analysis included partial days where Biden traveled to or from the White House.

Of Biden’s 108 days away from the White House, he spent 69 of them at his Wilmington residence spread out over 23 separate visits. The president has spent one week at his Rehoboth Beach, Delaware home and been at Camp David 32 times over 10 visits, according to CNN.

These trips have come amid multiple crises – an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a supply chain crisis, the chaotic end to the war in Afghanistan, the border crisis and more. In fact, Biden faced criticism in August for being away at Camp David as the Taliban took over Afghanistan.