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Joe and Jill arrive in Nantucket with Hunter and child Beau for Thanksgiving vacation


President Joe Biden and First Girl Jill Biden – adopted by their members of the family – arrived on Nantucket Tuesday evening for his or her conventional Thanksgiving household vacation. 

Son Hunter carried child Beau because the household disembarked Air Drive One. He was joined by spouse Melissa Cohen carrying a blue plaid scarf.  

The president sported a brown leather-based jacket over a blue go well with, whereas Dr. Biden stored it informal with white sneakers and darkish inexperienced go well with and white high. Daughter Ashley wore denims and carried a big tote.

The Biden clan will spend the week consuming turkey and speaking concerning the 2024 presidential race on the similar luxurious 13-acre property they stayed on final yr – owned by billionaire businessman turned philanthropist David Rubenstein. 

Biden has mentioned the vacations – a time when the prolonged household is collectively – is once they’ll have critical talks about one other White House bid. 

‘I hope Jill and I get a little bit time to truly sneak away for every week’ to debate operating for a second time period, the president mentioned earlier this yr at a press convention. 

THE BIDEN FAMILY ARRIVES: (from left) President Joe Biden, First Girl Jill Biden, Ashley Biden, Melissa Cohen, child Beau Biden and Hunter Biden step off Air Drive One for his or her Nantucket Thanksgiving break Tuesday evening 

Hunter Biden (right) and baby Beau Biden (left) arrive in Nantucket Tuesday night for the Thanksgiving holiday

Hunter Biden (proper) and child Beau Biden (left) arrive in Nantucket Tuesday evening for the Thanksgiving vacation

The Bidens will once again camp out at the luxurious Nantucket compound owned by billionaire businessman turned philanthropist David Rubenstein - the same place they stayed last year for the holiday

The Bidens will as soon as once more camp out on the luxurious Nantucket compound owned by billionaire businessman turned philanthropist David Rubenstein – the identical place they stayed final yr for the vacation

President Joe Biden (left) gestures as he and First Lady Jill Biden (right) arrive in Nantucket Tuesday night for their Thanksgiving holiday

President Joe Biden (left) gestures as he and First Girl Jill Biden (proper) arrive in Nantucket Tuesday evening for his or her Thanksgiving vacation 

Melissa Cohen (left), baby Beau Biden (center) and Hunter Biden (right) arrive in Nantucket Tuesday night for the traditional Biden Thanksgiving trip

Melissa Cohen (left), child Beau Biden (heart) and Hunter Biden (proper) arrive in Nantucket Tuesday evening for the normal Biden Thanksgiving journey 

President Joe Biden (center right) and First Lady Jill Biden (center left) walk from the motorcade Tuesday night to Air Force One as they departed Washington, D.C. for Nantucket for the Thanksgiving holiday

President Joe Biden (heart proper) and First Girl Jill Biden (heart left) stroll from the motorcade Tuesday evening to Air Drive One as they departed Washington, D.C. for Nantucket for the Thanksgiving vacation 

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden talk with the greeters on the tarmac of Joint Base Andrews before departing Tuesday night for their Thanksgiving holiday on Nantucket, Massachusetts

President Joe Biden and First Girl Jill Biden discuss with the greeters on the tarmac of Joint Base Andrews earlier than departing Tuesday evening for his or her Thanksgiving vacation on Nantucket, Massachusetts 

First Lady Jill Biden (right) grabs the hand of one of the greeters as she and President Joe Biden (left) departed Washington Tuesday night for Nantucket to spend the Thanksgiving with their extended family

First Girl Jill Biden (proper) grabs the hand of one of many greeters as she and President Joe Biden (left) departed Washington Tuesday evening for Nantucket to spend the Thanksgiving with their prolonged household 

A patrol boat goes by the residence the Biden family will stay for the Thanksgiving holiday, owned by billionaire David Rubenstein

A patrol boat goes by the residence the Biden household will keep for the Thanksgiving vacation, owned by billionaire David Rubenstein

President Joe Biden boards Air Force One Tuesday evening at Joint Base Andrews and heads to Nantucket for Thanksgiving

President Joe Biden boards Air Drive One Tuesday night at Joint Base Andrews and heads to Nantucket for Thanksgiving 

Military officials salute to Air Force One as the president and first lady departed D.C. for Nantucket

Army officers salute to Air Drive One because the president and first woman departed D.C. for Nantucket

Preparations began days in the past for the primary household’s arrival.  A big navy cargo aircraft was on the city’s airport on Sunday, carrying the tools essential to safe the president for his keep.

On Monday, a fleet of Massachusetts state police bikes and SUVs drove off the ferry and onto the city’s most important drag to be available for Biden’s go to. 

Tons of of individuals observe the president wherever he goes – Secret Service brokers, help employees, and members of the navy. They will lock down the realm round Rubenstein’s 13,000 sq. foot house whereas the Bidens are in residence. 

On Tuesday, among the motorcade’s automobiles had been located within the airport’s car parking zone, whereas others had been already assembled on the tarmac. A distant radar set up was up and operating on the opposite aspect of Nantucket Memorial Airport. 

The property is positioned down a winding gravel highway, the place police automobiles had been stationed. 

Another view of the expansive mansion that the Bidens are renting in Nantucket for the Thanksgiving holiday - where the president is expected to speak to his family about a 2024 run

One other view of the expansive mansion that the Bidens are renting in Nantucket for the Thanksgiving vacation – the place the president is anticipated to talk to his household a couple of 2024 run 

Some of the motorcade's many vehicles were parked at a parking lot at the Nantucket Memorial Airport, awaiting the first family's arrival Tuesday night

Among the motorcade’s many automobiles had been parked at a car parking zone on the Nantucket Memorial Airport, awaiting the primary household’s arrival Tuesday evening 

A remote radar installation was up and running on the other side of Nantucket Memorial Airport

A distant radar set up was up and operating on the opposite aspect of Nantucket Memorial Airport

Military equipment was spotted all around the Nantucket Memorial Airport Tuesday evening, hours before the Bidens were set to arrive

Army tools was noticed throughout the Nantucket Memorial Airport Tuesday night, hours earlier than the Bidens had been set to reach 

Staircases were set up at the tarmac at the Nantucket Memorial Airport in preparation for Air Force One to touch down for the Bidens' Thanksgiving holiday

Staircases had been arrange on the tarmac on the Nantucket Memorial Airport in preparation for Air Drive One to the touch down for the Bidens’ Thanksgiving vacation 

One of the motorcade's telltale vehicles was parked in the airport's parking lot in the hours before the Biden clan was set to arrive

One of many motorcade’s telltale automobiles was parked within the airport’s car parking zone within the hours earlier than the Biden clan was set to reach 

Military equipment was spotted at the Nantucket Memorial Airport late Tuesday afternoon in advance of the Bidens arriving on the tony Massachusetts island

Army tools was noticed on the Nantucket Memorial Airport late Tuesday afternoon prematurely of the Bidens arriving on the tony Massachusetts island 

It is unclear if the primary household’s pet, Commander, shall be becoming a member of them though the president hinted the canine may be current.

‘The one purple wave this season goes to be a German Shepherd, Commander — knocks over the cranberry sauce on our desk,’ he mentioned on Monday when he pardoned the Thanksgiving turkey. His comment was a poke at Republicans, who didn’t decide up as many Home seats as predicted within the midterm election. 

It is also unclear precisely which family members shall be becoming a member of the primary couple. Final yr Hunter Biden, spouse Melissa Cohen and son Beau Biden had been available. Hunter’s kids from his first marriage – Naomi, Finnegan and Maisy – had been additionally on the island. As had been Natalie and Hunter Jr., the youngsters of the late Beau Biden.

However Naomi Biden married Peter Neal on Saturday. Jill Biden, on Monday, appeared to disclose they had been on their honeymoon to the island nation of the Seychelles within the Indian Ocean. It is the place Prince William and Kate Middleton had their honeymoon.

‘So, they went on a honeymoon … within the Seychelles,’ the primary woman could possibly be heard saying at a ‘Friendsgiving’ for the troops at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Level in North Carolina. 

Massachusetts state troopers arriving ahead of President Biden's visit to Nantucket

Massachusetts state troopers arriving forward of President Biden’s go to to Nantucket

It's unclear if the Bidens' puppy Commander will join the family on Nantucket, Commander was on the Truman balcony on Monday - with Biden granddaughter Natalie and grandson Beau - during the annual turkey pardoning

It is unclear if the Bidens’ pet Commander will be part of the household on Nantucket, Commander was on the Truman balcony on Monday – with Biden granddaughter Natalie and grandson Beau – throughout the annual turkey pardoning

President Joe Biden shops on Nantucket last year with granddaughter Maisy (in red coat) and grandson Hunter Jr. (right)

President Joe Biden retailers on Nantucket final yr with granddaughter Maisy (in purple coat) and grandson Hunter Jr. (proper)

President Biden shopping in a bookstore in Nantucket last year

President Biden purchasing in a bookstore in Nantucket final yr

David Rubenstein's 13-acre compound where the Bidens are staying

David Rubenstein’s 13-acre compound the place the Bidens are staying

On Nantucket, the Bidens are anticipated to, as they did final yr, attend the city’s Christmas tree lighting on Friday night. Final yr in addition they had lunch on the town and walked round for some vacation purchasing. 

The president will name American troops stationed abroad on Thanksgiving Day. 

The Bidens have been going to Nantucket for 46 years since Biden was a senator. The primary couple are scheduled to return to the White Home on Sunday.

In his 2017 memoir ‘Promise me Dad,’ Biden wrote that Thanksgiving in 1975 was the primary vacation he and his now-wife Jill spent collectively, going to Nantucket together with his younger sons Beau and Hunter for a little bit bonding time.

They hardly ever have missed a vacation on Nantucket since. 

The island turned a spot of many recollections for the household. Beau proposed to his future spouse Hallie on the city’s 2001 Christmas tree lighting and married her at a downtown church. 

One of many few Thanksgivings the Bidens missed in Nantucket was in 2015, which befell about six months after Beau Biden died. The household went to Rome as a substitute. In addition they skipped entering into 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. 

‘We had some nice years in that span, and we had some awful years, however no matter was occurring, no matter bumps and bruises we had been struggling, we put all of it apart and celebrated Thanksgiving in Nantucket,’ the president wrote in his memoir. 

‘The vacation journey was a relentless in our grandchildren’s lives from the time they had been conscious, they usually made it clear how a lot it meant to them.’

Whereas on the island, the Bidens are staying at Rubenstein’s $20million 13-acre compound on Nantucket Harbor. Biden has beforehand stayed at Rubenstein’s place on Nantucket, together with in 2014 when he was vice chairman. 

Exclusives photos from DailyMail.com present a sprawling property sit on the island’s secluded interior harbor with beautiful views of the water because the solar units within the background. 

Carlyle co-founder David Rubenstein has friends on both sides of the political aisle including President Joe Biden, who is staying at his Nantucket home for Thanksgiving. The two men were honored at the National Committee on American Foreign Policy Gala in New York in November 2017

Carlyle co-founder David Rubenstein has pals on either side of the political aisle together with President Joe Biden, who’s staying at his Nantucket house for Thanksgiving. The 2 males had been honored on the Nationwide Committee on American Overseas Coverage Gala in New York in November 2017 

Rubenstein purchased the waterfront property in 2000 for his now ex-wife Alice and their three kids. He tore down the present home and put up a 13,000-square-foot house which contains a tennis court docket, swimming pool and personal dock.

The situation of the home is historic Abram’s Level off the Polpis Highway – named after one of many final surviving Native American Wampanoag race, Abram Quary.

Like Biden, Rubenstein grew up in a middle-class, blue-collar household and initially began his profession in authorities service. However he left that path to kind a personal fairness firm that might make him a billionaire many occasions over.  

Alongside the best way, Rubenstein made pals with the wealthy and the highly effective and on either side of the political aisle: George H.W. Bush was an adviser to his firm whereas Jimmy Carter is an in depth pal (who’s additionally stayed at Rubenstein’s Nantucket house). 

And billionaire businessman has even admitted his regrets – and monetary loses – that embody turning down alternatives from Mark Zuckerberg to put money into Fb and from Jeff Bezos to put money into Amazon. 

Rubenstein’s firm – the personal fairness agency The Carlyle Group price $293 billion – has come beneath fireplace at occasions for its enterprise practices however Rubenstein, who has a internet price of $4.5 billion in accordance with Forbes, has reshaped his picture, grow to be one of the crucial seen philanthropists on this planet, shopping for copies of the Magna Carter and the Emmancipation Proclamation in what he is referred to as acts of ‘patriotic philanthropy. 

Rubenstein has reportedly boasted to pals that he solely spends 12 days a yr on the Nantucket property. A rock on his entrance garden reads: ‘I might somewhat be working.’ 

He admits he is a work-a-holic.

‘If I had been compelled to calm down in typical methods I am satisfied I might have a coronary heart assault,’ he advised The Washington Post in 2003. ‘I do not drink alcohol, I do not smoke, I do not play golf.’ 

Massachusetts state police arrive on the island, which has a heavy security presence

Massachusetts state police arrive on the island, which has a heavy safety presence

The Bidens are staying at Rubenstein's $20million 13-acre compound on Nantucket Harbor

The Bidens are staying at Rubenstein’s $20million 13-acre compound on Nantucket Harbor

Naomi Biden married Peter Neal at the White House on Saturday and they are believed to be on their honeymoon in the Seychelles - they are pictured with the president and first lady at the White House on Saturday

Naomi Biden married Peter Neal on the White Home on Saturday and they’re believed to be on their honeymoon within the Seychelles – they’re pictured with the president and first woman on the White Home on Saturday

President Biden and his family are expected to attend the town's Christmas tree lighting on Friday night, as they did last year (above)

President Biden and his household are anticipated to attend the city’s Christmas tree lighting on Friday evening, as they did final yr (above)

Jill Biden shopping on Nantucket last year

Jill Biden purchasing on Nantucket final yr

Biden ran for president as a logo and consultant of the center class and has come beneath fireplace for staying on the house of Rubenstein, whose firm, the Carlyle Group, has been topic of controversy and conspiracy theories.

Personal fairness companies are firms that take struggling firms that aren’t traded on the inventory trade and lift money, which they then re-invest in these firms with the purpose of creating them worthwhile.

These companies would then attempt to get a good-looking return on their funding by both providing the corporate to the general public which may purchase shares, promoting the corporate, or recapitalization.

Rubenstein cofounded The Carlyle Group in 1987 with William Conway Jr and Daniel D’Aniello and managed the corporate’s advisers, which included George H.W. Bush. He now serves as non-executive co-chairman of the corporate.

All three co-founders turned billionaires after constructing the corporate from the bottom up. They raised cash from traders and used it to buy firms – early on they targeted on protection firms – after which offered them for revenue.

Rubenstein additionally indicated the wealthy have to pay extra in taxes, saying ‘taxes in the USA will not be fully truthful for anybody.’

However he is additionally mentioned that taxing billionaires like himself would not generate sufficient revenue to assist the federal authorities wipe out its debt. 

‘I do not suppose abruptly a wealth tax, for instance, would clear up all of our society’s issues, if one might ever truly be carried out,’ Rubenstein advised CNBC throughout the 2020 presidential marketing campaign about Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax proposal.

‘Should you tax the higher revenue, there aren’t sufficient of these individuals to essentially make a wealth distribution impact that is going to be vital. There simply aren’t sufficient extremely rich individuals,’ he added.

Rubenstein now provides speeches and hosts a present for Bloomberg TV. He additionally serves as chairman of the Washington Financial Membership. He chairs the Kennedy Heart Honors when it airs on CBS. 

Amongst his regrets, Rubenstein mentioned he was as soon as provided the chance to fulfill Mark Zuckerberg and put money into Fb earlier than Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard however determined in opposition to it. 

He additionally mentioned he turned down a 20% stake in Amazon throughout the early years of the corporate. He is additionally mentioned he regrets not investing in Twitter and turning down a possibility to purchase the Washington Submit earlier than Bezos bought the newspaper. 

Earlier than cofounding The Carlyle group, Rubenstein practiced legislation in New York between 1973 and 1975. He served as chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments. 

Rubenstein then went on to function an official for President Jimmy Carter’s Administration as a deputy home coverage adviser to the President. 

He advised the New York Times how he obtained concerned in personal fairness: ‘I learn that Invoice Simon had accomplished a leveraged buyout within the early Eighties the place he purchased Gibson Greeting Playing cards and made $80 million on a $1 million funding. I did not know what a leveraged buyout was, nevertheless it sounded extra engaging than training legislation.’

Rubenstein’s enterprise practices have come beneath fireplace. 

John Oliver, in a phase on his HBO present, accused him of shopping for up cell house parks and sharply rising the lease on tenants, who typically cannot afford the rise or the excessive value to maneuver the house. 

He was additionally topic to conspiracy theories after the September 11, 2001 terrorist assaults. On the day of the assault, he was attending a convention sponsored by the Carlyle Group in Washington DC the place Osama bin Laden’s brother was additionally in attendance, which led to unfounded gossip the compnay was someway complicitous. To calm issues, Rubenstein returned the bin Ladens’ $2 million funding within the Carlyle Group. 

Along with selling his causes, Rubenstein additionally typically talks about his private story.  

He grew up the son of a postal employee and homemaker in Baltimore, incomes excessive sufficient marks to attend Duke College as an undergrad, then the College of Chicago for legislation college.

He has three kids – Alexandra, Gabrielle, and Andrew – and has mentioned he is given them Ivy League educations however didn’t give them belief funds. 

He provides thousands and thousands to charity  – together with $7.5million for the restore of the Washington Monument after the 2011 earthquake and $4.5 million to the Nationwide Zoo for its Big Panda program. 

And in 2016, he donated $25 million for a pancreatic most cancers heart at Memorial Sloan Kettering Most cancers Heart and has given $100 million to his alma mater Duke College.

He has made giant presents lately to Washington’s cultural establishments together with the Smithsonian Establishment, the Nationwide Archives, the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Heart, the place he’s chairman. 

David Rubenstein is a billionaire businessman turned philanthropist

David Rubenstein is a billionaire businessman turned philanthropist

David Rubenstein pictured November 21 with Nancy Pelosi in D.C.

David Rubenstein pictured November 21 with Nancy Pelosi in D.C.

David Rubenstein and his now ex-wife Alice at the 2015 state dinner for Chinese President President Xi Jinping

David Rubenstein and his now ex-wife Alice on the 2015 state dinner for Chinese language President President Xi Jinping

Like Invoice Gates he’s among the many record of billionaires which have pledged to provide no less than half their cash to philanthropic causes of their lifetime as a part of The Giving Pledge. 

A historical past buff, he practices what he calls ‘patriotic philanthropy’ to protect historic artificats.  

In 2014, Rubenstein donated $12.3 million to revive Arlington Home, the house of Accomplice Basic Robert E. Lee on the grounds of Arlington Nationwide Cemetery in Virginia.

The columned house, initially constructed as a monument to George Washington between 1802 and 1818, was restored to its historic look in 1860, earlier than the beginning of the U.S. Civil Battle.

Rubenstein mentioned the location crowns essentially the most sacred land in America however wanted main repairs.

The cash he donated to Nationwide Park Basis may also go towards fixing the grounds and slave quarters, and overhauling the location’s museum reveals.

‘The purpose is to remind individuals of American historical past,’ Rubenstein mentioned on the time. ‘I believe while you’re restoring historical past, you must remind individuals of the nice and the dangerous.’

In 2016, Rubenstein donated $18million to repair up the Lincoln Memorial. The cash was used to repair the memorial’s roof, clear the marble and enhance accessibility by including a second elevator. 

Rubenstein mentioned his admiration for Lincoln drew him to this mission. ‘Lincoln deserves to have his memorial in tip-top form,’ he mentioned in a telephone interview on the time. 

In 2007 Rubenstein purchased a replica of the Magna Carta for $21.3million, which he has loaned to the Nationwide Archives. The Magna Carta bears the seal of King Edward I and is dated 1297. It’s one among 17 recognized handwritten copies of the textual content that established a practice for the rule of legislation that even the king would honour.

Rubenstein advised the Occasions of his philanthropy: ‘Ultimately, it’s important to say what’s the objective of life, and what are you doing right here? Everyone has to ask themselves that query. What are you doing that makes your existence on the face of the earth justified? What am I doing? Properly, possibly fixing up firms is not such an amazing factor. It does add to the economic system, you would argue. However freely giving the cash, reminding individuals of historical past, is one factor that I am now a little bit bit targeted on.’ 

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