This evening, the President and his family arrived at Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, to celebrate Thanksgiving at the home of David Rubenstein, co-founder of Carlyle. AF1 landed at Nantucket Memorial Airport at 7:10 pm.
Spotted: Hunter, Melissa, Ashley, Naomi, Finnegan, Maisy, Natalie, Hunter, baby Beau Biden and Peter Neal, Naomi’s fiancé.
Earlier today, Biden visited DC Central Kitchen. Asked what he was thankful for this Thanksgiving, the president put an arm on the shoulder of the gentleman working in the line next to him, and said that he was thankful for “the people standing right next to me.”
During Tuesday briefing, Psaki was asked what message President Biden sends to middle-class Americans struggling this week to cover the cost of the most expensive Thanksgiving ever by staying at a billionaire’s compound in Nantucket.
Psaki said that turkey costs one dollar more for a 20-pound bird, “which is a huge bird if you’re feeding a very big family.”
She also said that Biden will be conducting work over the holidays. “He has secure phone capabilities. He has staff traveling with him. And I think the American people can be assured that he will continue to press to lower their costs and ensure they have more breathing room,” she added.
Psaki’s message at the press briefing was that “This is a time to put politics aside, spend time with your loved ones and talk about what you’re grateful for.”
Today’s trip is kind of an anniversary for the Bidens — their first holiday together as a couple was Thanksgiving ’75, which they spent on Nantucket island with sons Beau and Hunter.
The Bidens will return to Washington D.C. on Sunday, November 28, 2021.