(Patriot Insider) – When most people hear the phrase, “not there,” in the same sentence with Joe Biden, they immediately think it’s a reference to all of the wild and amazing gaffes and memes that have been produced that indicate the man might be suffering from some form of mental degeneration.
And while that’s mostly true, in this one instance, the “not there” is actually in reference to a new report that has revealed that Biden was literally, in the physical sense, “not there” for hundreds of days of his administration, at a rate of absence that is higher than any previous president.
Guess it’s good to have goals and want to set records, right? At least Biden is still ambitious.
The Washington Examiner, referring to Biden as the “Delaware Denizen,” stated that he is on pace to “spend more time away from the White House than any of his recent predecessors.”
What an achievement. His family must be so proud.
And guess what? He’s not going to be at the White House this weekend either. Nope, he’ll be spending some much needed R&R time at one of his luxury homes in the state.
“He spent more than a quarter of his first year in office in Delaware, typically on weekends, and has continued that trend in year two,” the report went on to say.
“Heading into this weekend he’s spent an estimated 188 full or partial days away from the White House”, the report said, “including 130 in Delaware and 52 at Camp David. About another week was in Nantucket,” WND reported.
“If that pace holds, Biden will spend roughly 553 days away from the White House,” the analysis went on to reveal, during just one term.
“That’s good for tops in the modern history of the presidency. Former President Donald Trump spent 381 days away from the White House while in office, and former President Barack Obama spent 328 days out over two terms,” the analysis stated.
The report also said that former President George W. Bush spent a total of 1,020 days away from the White House over the course of two terms in the Oval Office, while Bill Clinton only stayed away a total of 345 days.
Craig Shirley, a presidential historian, spoke with the Examiner, saying that it’s not just the actual number of days.
“There’s a public relations angle to it. If the country is in crisis, it’s better for the president to stay in the White House,” he stated. “I used to get mad at Bush when he’d be seen chopping trees when the country was going through all these problems. I thought it showed an insensitivity to the needs of the American people.”
There could be similar factors at work right now, as Biden’s approval ratings have spiraled into the bottom of the toilet bowl, hitting the 30s in some polls.
“David Greenberg, a presidential historian at Rutgers, explained to the Examiner that it’s actually not a situation of too much vacation time results in unhappy people,” the WND report said.
“It actually runs the other way. People are unhappy with the president, therefore he’s taking too much vacation,” he said during his interview with the publication.
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