Biden says he went to his house in Rehoboth Beach, Del., because he can’t go ‘home home’

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — It may not be a place like home, but President Joe Biden says he can’t go home.

Biden to St. Edmond unexpectedly approached reporters on Rehoboth Beach in Delaware on Sunday after attending mass at the Roman Catholic Church.

“I don’t have a home to go to,” said Biden, who lives in the White House on weekdays and spends most of his weekends in Delaware, where he has two homes.

He said the U.S. Secret Service is working to make his main long-term residence in Wilmington, Delaware, safer “in a good way”.

It had been at least a few months since his last night there.

“So when I come to Delaware, I have nowhere else to go right now except here,” he said of his other home in Rehoboth Beach. “I’m only here for a day.”

Biden arrived on the Delaware coast Saturday night after spending earlier in the day in Florida investigating the damage from Hurricane Idalia. He was scheduled to spend the Labor Day weekend here, but changed his plans after the storm.

He will travel to Philadelphia on Monday to speak at the AFL-CIO rally.

Two weeks ago he and his family took a week’s vacation in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The Republican National Committee regularly criticizes Biden for leaving the White House on weekends.

He first told reporters about the security improvements at his Wilmington home when he went home on the beach in April after returning from a trip to Ireland.

When asked if he said he was homeless on Sunday, Biden said that was not the case.

“No, I’m not homeless,” he said. “I only have one home. I have a nice home. I’m here today because I couldn’t go home.”

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