For all the critical coverage former President Donald Trump got over his trips from the White House to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, the mainstream media has been oddly restrained in its reporting on how often President Joe Biden travels back to his home state of Delaware.
Biden is back in the First State again this weekend, this time at his vacation home at Rehoboth Beach — and Fox News host Sean Hannity is calling him out on it, saying if the president isn’t up for the job, he ought to resign.
“Someone in the administration needs to remind Joe that he’s the president of the United States — he needs to get off his a** and get to work,” Hannity said during his opening monologue Friday, according to Fox.
“If he’s too weak and frail and slow to handle the job seven days a week, he should step down and retire because right now,” the Fost host added. “There are serious crises on multiple fronts.”
“Another long weekend”
Speaking Friday, Hannity rattled off a list of just a few of the nation’s most pressing issues, which Biden is ostensibly ignoring as he relaxes at his family beach house for a late summer weekend.
For instance, more than a month has passed since the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, and even now, an unknown number of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies remain trapped in Afghanistan with little hope of education.
“At this hour, Biden is not working around the clock to secure their release, he is not at a command center working on a solution,” Hannity charged Friday, according to Fox.
“Instead,” Hannity said of Biden, “he’s enjoying another long weekend off in Delaware.”
Plethora of bad press
Hannity also spoke of the “shameful Friday news dump” in which Pentagon officials finally admitted that a highly touted Aug. 29 drone strike in Kabul had not killed an ISIS-K terrorist about to conduct an imminent attack, but rather, slaughtered an Afghan aid worker and several of his family members, including at least seven innocent children.
Then there was the shocking recall of the French ambassador to the U.S., which came in response to news that the U.S. and Australia had quietly inked an agreement that France undermined a deal it was making with Australia.
Factor in with that the ongoing surge of migrants at the southern border, and the president clearly has his work cut out for him.
According to a New York Post report from mid-August, Biden had already made 17 trips home to Delaware — mostly to his home in Wilmington — at that point in the summer, and he had trips 18 and 19 already on the schedule, though they were reluctantly canceled as the crisis unfolded in Kabul. It begs the question: Who’s running things in Washington while Biden is off the clock?