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Biden returns to Delaware for weekend stay as First Lady pays unannounced visit to Ukraine

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President Joe Biden will fly out of Wilmington-New Castle Airport at around 9 a.m. Monday after a quiet weekend in Delaware.

He flew into Delaware on Friday after a trip to Kentucky, where he called on Congress to pass legislation like the Bipartisan Innovation Act, which aims to boost domestic manufacturing.

The president toured a manufacturing site in the Blue Grass State before spending the weekend at his home near Greenville.

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Biden remained in Washington, D.C., last weekend to attend the White House correspondents’ dinner.

He will return to the White House to signal a lend-lease bill that provides assistance for war-torn Ukraine.

On Sunday, Biden participated in a virtual G7 Leaders’ meeting chaired by Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany, joined by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine.

The meeting comes as Ukraine continues to hold off Russian invaders, with their troops making modest advances. 

However, it was First Lady Jil Biden who made headlines on Sunday with an unannounced Mother’s Day visit to a Ukrainian city where she met with that nation’s First Lady Olena Zelenska. at a school. On Friday, Jill Biden was in Romania and helped serve meals to US troops who are in that nation to reinforce NATO’s presence following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.She also visited Slovakia. Both nations are NATO members supporting Ukraine and taking in refugees.

The president’s weekend visits typically come with no public events. Time is generally spent with family and friends.

Biden and the First Lady typically spend every other weekend in Delaware, with an occasional trip to their beach house near Rehoboth.

The weekend trips typically help fill hotel rooms along with Wilmington Riverfront with aides, the media, and others.

Earlier in the day, strong job growth figures were reported. However, that news has been overshadowed by higher inflation numbers and recent increases in interest rates by the Federal Reserve.

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