Biden heads back to White House after quick trip to Delaware

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President Joe Biden was slated to head back to the White House Sunday morning. It was the president’s second trip to Delaware in as many weeks.

The schedule for the president changed on Saturday, with the president and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden first scheduled to arrive on Friday night.

The president typically spends every other weekend at his home near Wilmington, with other weekends spent at Camp David in the Maryland mountains. White House weekends are rare.

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Flight restrictions are in place in the area through Sunday.

No public events were scheduled on Saturday. Biden and the First Lady Jill Biden typically stay close to their home, attend Mass and visit with friends and family.

Biden flew back after a busy day that included a visit by US ally King Abdullah II of Jordan and Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein.

Biden also met with law enforcement community members and highlighted American Rescue Act resources directed at public safety. However, Biden’s relationships with the police community have been frayed by “defund the police” demands from some elements of the Democratic Party.

At noon on Sunday, he will speak at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service outside the Capitol.

Last weekend, Jill Biden made an unannounced trip to Ukraine to meet with the war-torn nation’s First Lady at a school. She also visited other countries bordering Ukraine.

The president flew into Wilmington-New Castle Airport on the Marine One helicopter on the same day that Frontier Airlines disclosed it would end Orlando to Delaware flights.

The departure will once again make Delaware the only state without commercial airline service, although airports in Philadelphia and Salisbury, MD are within a short drive of many residents. Salisbury is a feeder airport for hubs operated by American Airlines.

Biden’s trips to Delaware provided a modest boost to the Wilmington economy, with staff, media, and others staying at hotels on the Riverfront.

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