Biden Begins Summer Vacation With Family in South Carolina

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President Joe Biden (C) waves arsenic  helium  is joined by lad   Hunter Biden (L), grandson Beau Biden (2nd L), First Lady Jill Biden (3rd L), and daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen (R), arsenic  they basal   astatine  the apical  of the steps of Air Force One astatine  Andrews Air Force Base, Md., connected  Aug. 10, 2022. (Susan Walsh/AP Photo)

President Joe Biden (C) waves arsenic helium is joined by lad Hunter Biden (L), grandson Beau Biden (2nd L), First Lady Jill Biden (3rd L), and daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen (R), arsenic they basal astatine the apical of the steps of Air Force One astatine Andrews Air Force Base, Md., connected Aug. 10, 2022. (Susan Walsh/AP Photo)

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C.—President Joe Biden arrived successful South Carolina connected Wednesday to statesman what is expected to beryllium astatine slightest a seven-day abrogation with members of his family.

The archetypal mates was readying to beryllium successful Kiawah Island, noted for its backstage formation and play resort, done Tuesday, according to Federal Aviation Administration advisories.

The White House did not respond to requests to supply details connected Biden’s abrogation schedule, activities oregon erstwhile helium planned to instrumentality to Washington. The president volition enactment astatine a friend’s location connected the land that the household has utilized for erstwhile visits, according to a White House official.

Biden, accompanied by First Lady Jill Biden, departed the White House by motorcade to Joint Base Andrews extracurricular the capital, wherever Air Force One was connected manus to instrumentality them to Joint Base Charleston. Biden was dropped disconnected astatine a backstage location successful a gated assemblage alongside a play people connected the island.

Biden was joined connected Air Force One by his son, Hunter Biden, daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen, and grandson Beau.

Summer vacations are a statesmanlike tradition. George W. Bush often spent August clearing brushwood successful the 100-degree vigor that baked his cardinal Texas ranch. Barack Obama worked connected his play crippled connected the Massachusetts land of Martha’s Vineyard. Donald Trump spent clip astatine his location connected his backstage play nine successful cardinal New Jersey.

And astatine times, presidents person had to marque legacy-defining decisions portion connected vacation, including Bush’s effect to Hurricane Katrina flooding New Orleans successful 2005. Bill Clinton ordered airstrikes against al-Qaeda terrorists from Martha’s Vineyard successful effect to the bombings of U.S. embassies successful Kenya and Tanzania. And Bush’s father, President George H.W. Bush, planned the U.S. effect to Saddam Hussein’s penetration of Kuwait successful 1990 from his family’s oceanfront compound successful Kennebunkport, Maine.

The Associated Press

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