Biden drops off Capriotti’s subs at union hall before heading back to D.C.

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President Joe Biden is scheduled to leave his Greenville area home Monday night for the White House after stopping by a union hall to deliver sandwiches.

According to the White House schedule, the president is slated to fly out of New Castle Airport at around 6 p.m.

The Associated Press reported Monday that Biden stopped by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall near New Castle Aiport to mark Labor Day and delivered Capriotti’s sandwiches to union members at the site.

Biden is known locally for his orders from the sandwich shop chain that got its start in Wilmington.

Capriotti’s is now part of a nationwide franchise system with 100 locations. The company is based in Las Vegas, where its late co-founder moved from Delaware and opened shops that flourished in the fast-growing desert city.

The President flew out of Joint Base Andrews Friday morning for New Orleans. He spent the remainder of the day inspecting damage from Hurricane Ida in areas outside of New Orleans while meeting with public officials. He came to Louisiana at the request of its Democratic governor.

Biden earlier made comments on an employment report that came in at a lower than expected figure. Biden cited the surge in Covid-19 cases as the reason.

Biden flew out of New Orleans and arrived at Philadelphia International Airport at about 9:30 p.m. on Friday with a motorcade traveling to his home. Air Force One can land at New Castle Airport. However, the Philadelphia airport is better suited to the jumbo jet. New Castle Airport also has evening noise restrictions.

It was Biden’s first trip to his home in weeks due to the crisis in Afghanistan with the fall of that nation’s government and worked on the infrastructure bill, which passed the Senate and is being taken up by the House.

The situation in Afghanistan led the President and First Lady not to spend time at their home near Rehoboth Beach. However, signs earlier in August had pointed to a visit.

Biden had no public events scheduled for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  He did attend church services Saturday afternoon, visited a personal friend, and visited Fieldstone Golf Club for an hour.

This Saturday, the President and First Lady are scheduled to attend ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. 

On Friday, Biden ordered the review and release of documents related to the FBI’s 9/11 investigation. 

Biden was in Dover earlier to participate in the dignified transfer of remains of service people who died from an explosion at Kabul Airport and meet with some family members.

Biden returns to an area that was also hit by the remnants of Ida, with portions of Wilmington underwater for a time when torrential rains swept through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware and led to 100-year flooding along Brandywine Creek.

No public visits to the flooding site, which left more than 250 homeless, were announced. Two meals a day are now being offered to those left homeless by the flood.

Donations will be accepted at The Warehouse, 1121 Thatcher St, Wilmington, Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m.-5 pm.

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