Joe Biden, frequent Delaware vacationer, doesn't have time for your stupid border

  

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Via:  gregtx  •  2 months ago  •  34 comments

By:   Becket Adams (MSN)

Joe Biden, frequent Delaware vacationer, doesn't have time for your stupid border
President Joe Biden still hasn't been to the U.S.-Mexico border, where a humanitarian crisis of his administration's own making has raged for the past several months. He is just too darn busy, the president explained Thursday evening during a town hall event hosted by CNN.

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President Joe Biden still hasn't been to the U.S.-Mexico border, where a humanitarian crisis of his administration's own making has raged for the past several months. He is just too darn busy, the president explained Thursday evening during a town hall event hosted by CNN.

Yes, all presidents are busy. But not all presidents make two dozen trips to Delaware over the span of 10 months.

"Do you have plans to visit the southern border?" asked host Anderson Cooper.

Said Biden, "I've been there before and I haven't — I mean, I know it well."

Let's stop right there and review the facts. Biden hasn't been to the border in 13 years, and even then it was only because he drove past El Paso, Texas, on his way to a campaign event.

Asked Friday why the president said he has been to the border when the facts show this doesn't appear to be the case, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the last time Biden has been near the border was when former President Barack Obama first ran for president.

"He did drive through the border when he was on the campaign trail in 2008," she said.

If you think this is bad, the rest of Biden's response Thursday evening is worse.

"I guess I should go down," the president said. "But the whole point of it is I haven't had a whole hell of a lot of time to get down. I've been spending time going around looking at the $900 billion worth of damage done by — by hurricanes and floods and weather and traveling around the world."

As of this writing, Biden is scheduled to spend yet another weekend at his home in Delaware. This marks his 20th such trip since becoming president, according to former CBS News reporter Mark Knoller.

In total, Biden has visited Delaware 24 times since January.

The president has also done 10 weekends at the presidential retreat at Camp David, according to Breitbart'sCharlie Spiering.

"Biden enjoys leaving the White House on Friday and returning home on Monday, following a similar schedule that he enjoyed as a U.S. senator," Spiering notes. "Instead of riding Amtrak, Biden utilizes the presidential Marine One helicopter to fly back and forth from Washington, D.C."

He adds, "In August, Biden took nine Marine One flights in just 18 days in an effort to salvage his vacation in Delaware and Camp David even as he struggled to react to his botched exit out of Afghanistan.

On Thursday, Biden scrambled to address the question of why he hasn't prioritized visiting the border to survey the slow-rolling humanitarian crisis that has grown exponentially worse on his watch.

"I plan on - now, my wife Jill has been down," he said, as if the first lady were an acceptable substitute for the commander-in-chief. "She's been on both sides of the river. She's seen the circumstances there. She's looked into those places."

He added, "You notice you're not seeing a lot of pictures of kids lying on top of one another with, you know, with — you know, looks like tarps on top of them. We've been able to deal with that. We've been able to significantly increase funding through the HHS, Health and Human Services, to provide shelter for these kids and people."

The Border Patrol recorded an astonishing 208,887 encounters with migrants in August (this figure includes apprehensions plus crossings of migrants at legal ports of entry). This number far surpasses anything seen during the Trump administration, when Biden regularly railed against the Republican administration's harsh and "inhuman" immigration policies.

In Tapachula, Mexico, alone, an estimated 50,000-100,000 asylum seekers are shelter in "squalid conditions," according to former foreign minister of Mexico Jorge G. Castaneda.

Biden promised in 2020 that immigration would be one of his top priorities as president. In his defense, he never said where on his list of priorities immigration would go. As it turns out, it's somewhere far, far below "weekends in Delaware."

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GregTx
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Dulay
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1.1  Dulay  replied to  GregTx @1    2 months ago
In total, Biden has visited Delaware 24 times since January.

Well gee that means that in order to try and catch up with Trump's 38 weekends at his properties in his first year, Biden will have to spend ALL of the rest of the weekends this year in Delaware. 

 
 
 
GregTx
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1.1.1  seeder  GregTx  replied to  Dulay @1.1    2 months ago

See 2.4 and maybe read the other link..

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Dulay @1.1    2 months ago

That would be fine if the ignorant POS could do something positive for America. We wouldn't care where he did it from.

 
 
 
Dulay
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1.1.3  Dulay  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.2    2 months ago

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Paula Bartholomew
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2  Paula Bartholomew    2 months ago

I guess you would rather having him play golf 5 days a week like Trump did and that you and yours were okay with.

 
 
 
GregTx
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2.1  seeder  GregTx  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    2 months ago
That puts Biden ahead of the pace set by former President Donald Trump, who had spent less time at his Florida and New Jersey getaways at the same point in his presidency than Biden has spent in Delaware
 
 
 
Dulay
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2.1.1  Dulay  replied to  GregTx @2.1    2 months ago

You know that Trump has properties in states other than FL and NJ right? 

The author is trying to pull a fast one. Failed. 

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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2.1.2  1stwarrior  replied to  Dulay @2.1.1    2 months ago

Pulling a "Fact Check"???

Failed.

 
 
 
Dulay
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2.1.3  Dulay  replied to  1stwarrior @2.1.2    2 months ago

Trump has a properties in both Virginia and DC 1st. He spent weekends at BOTH during his first year in office. 

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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2.1.4  1stwarrior  replied to  Dulay @2.1.3    2 months ago

What's your point?  Yeah, both have "properties" - BUT - Biden spends more time at his than your TDS did.  

The author's point has been made.  What's your point?

 
 
 
Dulay
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2.1.5  Dulay  replied to  1stwarrior @2.1.4    2 months ago
What's your point?  Yeah, both have "properties" - BUT - Biden spends more time at his than your TDS did.  

No matter how many times you claim that, it's still false 1st. Trump spent 38 weekends at his own properties in his first year in office. 

The author's point has been made.  

Yes, he whined about Biden going to Delaware 24 times. I think that comparing that to Trump's 38 is relevant. 

What's your point?

Figure it out for yourself 1st. 

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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2.1.6  1stwarrior  replied to  Dulay @2.1.5    2 months ago

You don't have one - got it.

 
 
 
Dulay
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2.1.7  Dulay  replied to  1stwarrior @2.1.6    2 months ago
You don't have one - got it.

Your reasoning is limited. 

 
 
 
Ronin2
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2.2  Ronin2  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    2 months ago

From the article GregTx linked at 1

A CNN analysis of Biden's public schedule indicates the President has spent a significant amount of time away from the White House, particularly on weekends, since his January inauguration. Including this weekend's trip to Delaware, Biden has taken 35 personal trips and spent all or part of 108 of his first 276 days in office at one of his Delaware homes or at Camp David in Maryland. That includes partial days, like Friday -- when he spent the day at the White House and departed in the evening.

Comparing Biden and his predecessors

While most presidents have prioritized taking time away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, this is the most time a president has spent away from the White House on personal travel at this point in the presidency in recent history.

By comparison, Trump had spent all or part of 61 days at either his Mar-a-Lago or Bedminster properties in Florida and New Jersey, respectively, during the same period of time, plus all or part of nine days over four visits to Camp David. Trump also visited other Trump-branded properties, including his Virginia golf club and Trump Tower in New York, nearly 100 times at this point in his time in office.

So 108 days for Biden away from the White House; as compared to 61 days by Trump over the same time period.

You were saying about Trump?

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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2.2.1  1stwarrior  replied to  Ronin2 @2.2    2 months ago

TDS

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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2.3  1stwarrior  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    2 months ago

Oh, is that what Kamala is doing?  After all, she is "in charge" of correcting the overflow from down south.  Just haven't seen her near a border other than passing through on her way to Cali for a "retreat".

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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2.4  1stwarrior  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    2 months ago

this is the most time a president has spent away from the White House on personal travel at this point in the presidency in recent history.

Apples and Oranges Paula.

 
 
 
Moose Knuckle
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3  Moose Knuckle    2 months ago

It's really sad that our country is so culpable in the human tragedy occurring. Many think these migrants will get a better life here but the reality is many are indentured servants to violent drug cartels with networks in all 50 states. Women and children sold for sex, men working for nothing paying cartels for their trip to a better life that will never come. We are an awful country for promoting this.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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3.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Moose Knuckle @3    2 months ago

Biden and his progressive stooges are promoting this.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4  Texan1211    2 months ago

I'm not sure if Biden or Harris could even find the border if they were placed in El Paso.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @4    2 months ago

Don't forget - Jen Psaki just found out that Biden and his wife once drove near it in 2008.

She thinks that qualifies!

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1    2 months ago

Some of the idiots probably think they have been to the border because they visited an "On the Border" restaurant.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.1    2 months ago

That would be the man who blamed the gas shortage on OPEC!

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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4.1.3  1stwarrior  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.1    2 months ago

OK - now THAT's funny,.

 
 
 
GregTx
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4.2  seeder  GregTx  replied to  Texan1211 @4    2 months ago
"I guess I should go down," the president said. "But the whole point of it is I haven't had a whole hell of a lot of time to get down. I've been spending time going around looking at the $900 billion worth of damage done by — by hurricanes and floods and weather and traveling around the world."

1 trip to Europe in June, Trips to NY and NJ in September and a visit to Louisiana in May. They don't care about the border enough to try to find it.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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4.2.1  Jasper2529  replied to  GregTx @4.2    2 months ago
 "But the whole point of it is I haven't had a whole hell of a lot of time to get down. I've been spending time going around looking at the $900 billion worth of damage done by — by hurricanes and floods and weather and traveling around the world."

Hey, it's tough being a Monday-Friday, 25-hour-a-week "Prez"!  jrSmiley_7_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
GregTx
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4.2.2  seeder  GregTx  replied to  Jasper2529 @4.2.1    2 months ago

No doubt the other hours are taken up by nappy-time. jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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4.2.3  Jasper2529  replied to  GregTx @4.2.2    2 months ago

Those daily double/triple ice cream cones take a while to eat, too.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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5  Tacos!    2 months ago

I don’t care where presidents flop at night. I never have and I never will. I don’t care if they spend one night in the White House. I also don’t care if they golf every damned day. The only thing I care about is the job they do. You can be at the White House 24/7/365 and still be a slacker. Or you can work from home or a vacation house and get a bunch of shit done. Lots of people do.

 
 
 
GregTx
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5.1  seeder  GregTx  replied to  Tacos! @5    2 months ago

I agree, however when you're not getting a bunch of shit done people start to take notice. 

 
 
 
Tacos!
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5.1.1  Tacos!  replied to  GregTx @5.1    2 months ago

On the other hand, they do less harm that way, too.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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5.1.2  Ronin2  replied to  Tacos! @5.1.1    2 months ago

Doing nothing about the border crisis and the US citizens Biden abandoned in Afghanistan is absolutely harmful.

 
 
 
GregTx
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5.1.3  seeder  GregTx  replied to  Tacos! @5.1.1    2 months ago

i wouldn't disagree with that thought either. However when that becomes the main positive then essentially their job becomes to do "less harm". Kinda a wtf moment, don't you think?

 
 
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