CNN just published an analysis of presidential travel that is bad news for Joe Biden. Because it shows that President Biden has spent more days on “personal travel” than former President Donald Trump at this point in his presidency shattering another false media narrative.
The media hit Trump from all sides and about everything but some of their most egregious phony scandals were of omission.
The media crucified Trump for spending too much time at his resorts, said he was profiting because Secret Service rented rooms at Trump’s properties. They claimed Trump was taking advantage of the presidency even though it is standard practice to make POTUS as comfortable as possible and that often includes visiting Kennebunkport under the first Bush and in Crawford for the second Bush.
Trump was richer than the other presidents and owned hotels so it made sense to put up government officials at Trump’s properties.
The media is still running stories about how much the government spends at Trump’s hotels, insinuating he is scamming the taxpayer as he has lifetime secret service protection.
But what they never once mention is that Biden did the same thing as Vice President. Just on a smaller scale. Biden owns a rental property near his beach house and he rented it to the Secret Service when he was VP.
He probably is renting it to them now but the media won’t say it, or if they have they whispered it.
You would think an honest press would have mentioned that Biden did the same thing before Trump and others probably have to when they filed their reports.
Sadly, they never did. They made it seem like Trump was the only one who ever rented rooms (for protection purposes not because he wanted to profit) to the government.
But things appear to be changing because CNN just came clean on another BS anti-Trump narrative, saying that Biden spends more time on ‘personal travel’ than Trump at this point in his presidency.
Look, the double standard is the issue not that Presidents golf or travel or even rent rooms to Secret Service protection details.
If CNN is willing to come clean now, that means Biden is in a deeper hole than anyone thought.
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.
Sixty-nine of those 108 days away from Washington were spent at his home in Wilmington, spread over 23 visits; seven days at his Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, beach house over two visits; and 32 days at Camp David over 10 visits.
Typically, his chopper commute from the White House to his Wilmington home takes less than an hour, and a White House official noted that many of the partial days included Biden departing the White House at the conclusion of a normal workday on a Friday or returning to Washington before the start of a workday on a Monday.
That puts Biden ahead of the pace set by former President Donald Trump