Biden departs Delaware for White House


President Joe Biden is flying out of New Castle Airport at around 9:30 a.m. Monday morning on the Marine One helicopter following a weekend at his home near Greenville.

On Friday, the President flew into Philadelphia and then was transported via Marine One to the northern Delaware airport.

Biden returned to Philadelphia after a two-day trip that included stops in Portland and Earth Day remarks in Seattle.

The only public event today at the White House is a meet and greet with the Stanley Cup-winning Tampa Bay Lightning.

No public events were scheduled over the weekend.


Biden’s Delaware weekend came as top U.S. officials went to Kyiv and said Russia was failing in achieving its aims in its invasion of Ukraine with allies seeking to weaken its military capabilities. The statement and plans to provide offensive weapons to Ukraine are a marked change from the more cautious stance taken when the invasion began and military experts thought the Ukrainian capital could fall within days.

Biden, who has been working with NATO to show a united front, saw French President Macron win re-election over right-wing challenger Marie Le Pen. While striking a more moderate tone in her bid for the presidency, Le Pen has called for France to exit NATO.

Delaware trips by Biden typically come with no public appearances, with the President and former First Lady Jill Biden spending time with family and friends, and attending services at St. Joseph on the Brandywine.

The events provide a modest boost for the Delaware economy with staff, media and others traveling to Delaware and taking rooms on the Wilmington Riverfront.

One exception was the recent ceremonial commissioning of the USS Delaware at the Port of Wilmington. The submarine was officially commissioned at sea, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.