It wasn’t all that long ago that a bulk of the mainstream media continually berated former President Donald Trump every time he took a trip to his Palm Beach, Florida-based Mar-a-Lago resort. They relentlessly mocked him, almost as if he didn’t deserve a short-lived break from holding his post in the Oval Office.
According to Breitbart, President Joe Biden seems to be quite fond of making the trip to his Delaware-based home for the weekend. As a matter of fact, during his first nine weekends in the White House, Biden has spent six of those away from the White House, and the mainstream media is all but silent.
When he’s not back at his Delaware home, Biden has taken a few weekends at Camp David, where presidents go to get away from the spotlight. There’s nothing wrong with that, as they’re only human.
However, at a time when the new administration is facing pressing issues, like the border crisis, it seems a bit odd to take so much time away from Washington D.C.
When pressed on Biden’s affinity for returning home so often, White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended her boss by reminding the press that his home is in Delaware, not the nation’s capital.
“The president lives in Wilmington. It’s his home,” Psaki said in her best attempt to deflect attention from the issue.
In contrast, by this time in Trump’s presidency, he had returned to Mar-a-Lago five times. However, two of those trips were at least somewhat business-related, as he hosted Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo for a diplomatic golf game and on another occasion, he flew back for the Red Cross ball.
Biden’s excessive breaks from the Oval Office also include a number of early “lids” called, oftentimes during a non-holiday business week. Those lids have also been the subject of controversy, as his work ethic pales in comparison to that of Trump’s, as we all remember it wasn’t uncommon for him to post messages to his supporters in the wee-morning hours and late into the night.
Nobody is really criticizing Biden for taking time away, but the fact that the mainstream media isn’t dumping on him for it, like they did with Trump, is just further proof that there’s a clear double standard in coverage of both president’s actions.