President Joe Biden stated Saturday that he’d tabled plans to debate a 2024 run together with his household throughout their Thanksgiving journey to Nantucket – spending the day procuring on the island as an alternative.
‘We’re not having any, we’re celebrating!’ Biden instructed reporters when requested how these 2024 discussions have been going as he walked from retailer to retailer downtown.
DailyMail.com later requested him if he’d decided about launching a reelection bid.
‘Not but,’ the 80-year-old commander-in-chief stated.
President Joe Biden (left) holds fingers with daughter Ashley (proper) as they went procuring in Nantucket on Small Enterprise Saturday
First daughter Ashley Biden (left) and first woman Jill Biden (proper) wave to onlookers as they take a Small Enterprise Saturday stroll by downtown Nantucket
President Joe Biden toasts together with his plastic cup as he walks by downtown Nantucket Saturday
He had paused in entrance of the shop TownPool, the place a ‘Biden’ long-sleeved t-shirt was hanging on the door, with the ‘D’ formed like Nantucket island.
‘That is very neat of you,’ Biden stated strolling over, touching the shirt.
TownPool’s co-founder Sean Dew reminded the president that they’d spoken final yr about his choice of chowder. Dew, a chowder aficionado, had requested Biden final Thanksgiving if he most popular New England or Manhattan clam chowder.
‘I do not like both,’ Biden joked. ‘No, no, no, New England clam chowder.’
This yr the president stated his choice hadn’t modified.
‘No it hadn’t,’ he instructed Dew. ‘The very same.’
The day earlier than, Biden skipped ordering clam chowder on the restaurant Brotherhood of Thieves, however Ashley and Hunter Biden had the creamy New England type soup.
Hunter Biden additionally popped his head into TownPool, which sells Nantucket-branded merchandise and neon indicators, and later got here again to buy a white, long-sleeved t-shirt.
President Joe Biden and first woman Jill Biden stroll out of considered one of Nantucket’s many boutiques on Saturday
Ashley Biden (left), President Joe BIden (middle) and first woman Jill Biden (proper) went procuring in Nantucket on Saturday
Ashley Biden (left), Melissa Cohen (middle) and child Beau Biden (proper) stroll by the streets of Nantucket on Saturday
Ashley Biden (left) leads her dad President Joe Biden (proper) by the procuring district of Nantucket Saturday
President Joe Biden (proper) took a selfie with the house owners of Erin Hielle – Erin Homan (middle) and her husband Gauthier Hielle (left)
Hunter Biden waves at reporters as he walked by city together with his household on Nantucket on Saturday
The president’s complete household was out in town with him Saturday – first woman Jill Biden, daughter Ashley, son Hunter and his spouse Melissa Cohen and son Beau.
At a press convention a day after the midterms, Biden had indicated he’d discuss 2024 together with his members of the family throughout his vacation break.
On Saturday, the president popped into quite a few the island’s shops – native distributors like Erin Hielle and extra nationwide manufacturers together with Ralph Lauren.
At one level, the president walked up the home windows of Lemon Press – a juice and low store – and pressed his face up, with two little ladies capturing the second with a selfie, shared with the Nantucket Present.
The proprietor of Erin Hielle, Erin Homan, stated the Bidens left her retailer at present empty handed after Dr. Biden could not discover a pair of cream cords or pink velvet pants in her measurement.
A sweater that daughter Ashley had coveted had offered out – however the first daughter had stopped within the boutique two instances already and bought some objects.
The president took a selfie with Homan and her husband, Gauthier Hielle, earlier than leaving the shop.
Hunter Biden (left) walks forward of President Joe Biden (middle) and Dr. Biden (proper) on Saturday
First woman Jill Biden is photographed strolling by Nantucket on Saturday
President Joe Biden takes a sip of his drink as he walks round Nantucket on Saturday
President Joe Biden (proper) and Ashley Biden (left) cross the road in Nantucket on Saturday
On Friday, Biden and his household attended Nantucket’s annual Christmas tree lighting – with the tree failing to gentle up on first go – after they spent Friday afternoon munching on cheeseburgers and lobster rolls and taking a procuring journey round city.
The president, first woman Jill Biden, Ashley Biden, Hunter Biden, his spouse Melissa and son Beau have been all gathered on one aspect of the city sq., the place the tree was to be illuminated round 5pm.
However when it got here time for the large second – the tree did not react. The tpwn crier led the countdown however the failure of the lights to come back on left the onlookers chuckling.
A number of moments later, the tree managed to get flicked on so Nantucket might kick off the Christmas season.
Child Beau, who was noticed earlier slumped over Hunter’s shoulders, was awake and offering some pre-show leisure, jiggling to one of many opening acts.
Ashley Biden – the president’s daughter and Beau’s aunt – held fingers along with her two-year-old nephew, shaking her hips and jiving with him as they waited on the tree to be illuminated. She even squated all the way down to be near his peak, dancing on the cobblestones with the little man.
President Biden took images and movies of the 2 rocking out on his mobile phone.
It was a cold damp night time and, a number of instances, the president put his arm across the first woman. The pair huddled collectively to maintain heat and take heed to a kids’s choir sing outdated favorites like ‘Silent Evening,’ ‘Jingle Bells,’ and Have Your self a Merry Little Christmas.’
The city crier identified to the watching townfolks the Bidens have been watching the ceremony from the sidelines. President Biden waved his baseball cap as they cheered him.
President Joe Biden (proper) makes a glance as he (from left) Melissa Cohen, Hunter Biden, child Beau Biden and first woman Jill Biden attend Nantucket’s annual tree lighting. The tree did not gentle up on first strive Friday night
President Joe Biden makes use of his cellphone whereas ready for the annual Nantucket Christmas tree lighting ceremony to start
President Biden walks down a road of Nantucket holding fingers together with his grandson Child Beau, 2
President Joe Biden (left) whistles as he and first woman Jill Biden (proper) soak up a efficiency on the Nantucket annual Christmas tree lighting
Nantucket’s city crier led the countdown for the Christmas tree to be lit up – but it surely did not gentle on cue; it did managed to get its lights flicked on later
First Girl Jill Biden (left) and President Joe Biden (proper) walked by Nantucket procuring earlier than the tree lighting
President Biden movies Ashley with Child Beau as they wait on the Christmas tree lighting
BLACK FRIDAY LUNCH WITH THE BIDENS
The president and his household dined at Brotherhood of Thieves, a restaurant they’ve frequented over their years spending Thanksgiving on Nantucket.
This is what every member of the household ordered:
President Biden – the Brotherhood burger with cheese and tomato, curly fries and a Eating regimen Coke
First woman Jill Biden – Lobster roll with a aspect salad
Hunter Biden – Cheeseburger with swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and jalapeno, curly fries and a cup of New England clam chowder
Ashley Biden – Lobster roll with curly fries, cup of New England clam chowder
Melissa Cohen – Cheeseburger with a lettuce bun, curly fries
Child Beau Biden – Half a cheeseburger and curly fries
Earlier than the large tree lighting ceremony, President Biden’s first cease Friday was the restaurant Brotherhood of Thieves, an eatery the household has frequented within the many Thanksgivings they’ve spent on the island.
The Bidens lunched within the cozy floor ground New England bar.
The president ordered the Brotherhood burger with cheese and tomato, curly fries and a Eating regimen Coke.
One diner who noticed the president on the restaurant commented on-line that he hoped the president ordered a Guinness, however Biden would not drink alcohol.
First woman Jill Biden had a lobster roll and salad, whereas Melissa Cohen stored her cheeseburger order wholesome with a lettuce bun.
Even child Beau had a cheeseburger – however solely ate half – together with an order of curly fries, a well-liked aspect with a lot of the Biden household, the primary household’s server instructed DailyMail.com.
Afterward, the Bidens popped into Nantucket Bookworks – one other store they’re identified to frequent – the place the primary woman bought Christmas ornaments, a shopkeeper instructed DailyMail.com.
The store sells native, handmade ornaments.
The Bidens strolled by Nantucket because the U.S. was battling England within the World Cup.
The sport led to a 0-0 tie.
‘Crew USA all the best way!’ Dr. Biden remarked at one level.
‘I would somewhat or not it’s 0-1. However it’s good. England is hard,’ the president later stated, after the match’s closing.
President Biden and household meandered concerning the city for practically an hour after they ate, killing time in quite a lot of retailers earlier than the Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
Earlier, the trio of Biden ladies – Jill, Ashley and Melissa – have been out procuring with out the president, dipping into the island’s cute boutiques on a dreary, but heat day.
The primary woman wore all black – a hooded shiny black jacket, black leather-based gloves, black denims and tall black suede heeled boots – and carried a black umbrella as they walked from retailer to retailer round city.
Ashley sported a patterned shirt, a black puffer jacket, black pants and black booties, whereas Cohen – the spouse of Hunter Biden – sported sun shades, and wore a black peacoat over a plaid skirt.
Ashley Biden had stopped within the Erin Hielle boutique Wednesday and promised proprietor Erin Homan she’d return.
She did so along with her mom, Dr. Biden, who ‘began to strive on some issues’ however ‘did not purchase something’ as a result of she was immediately acknowledged by different consumers – who wished images with the primary woman.
President Joe Biden, first woman Jill Biden and Ashley Biden stroll out of Nantucket Bookworks Friday, the place the primary woman bought Christmas ornaments, the shopkeeper stated
President Biden in one of many retailers in Nantucket throughout his Friday procuring journey
President Joe Biden adjusts his puffy coat as he walks round Nantucket Friday. It was a drizzly however heat day
Hunter Biden carries child Beau Biden alongside his spouse Melissa Cohen (left) as they go away Nantucket Bookworks Friday. The entire Biden household stopped within the bookstore after consuming lunch collectively
Ashley Biden leads the best way because the Biden household walks round Nantucket Friday earlier than the city’s annual tree lighting
President Biden walks by one of many retailers; he spent about an hour strolling across the Nantucket procuring district
Bystanders watch as President Joe Biden and his household stroll round Nantucket Friday afternoon forward of the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony
President Joe Biden walks out of Nantucket Bookworks on Friday, with first woman Jill Biden (left) and adopted by Secret Service brokers
President Biden carries the household purchases from the native bookstore as he walks round city with daughter Ashley
The primary daughter had remarked to the shopkeeper that it is ‘by no means been this dangerous,’ Homan stated, by way of individuals recognizing members of the Biden household as they spend Thanksgiving on the tony Massachusetts island.
Buyers stopped on the road Friday once they seen the primary woman’s giant Secret Service element outdoors – and have been searched with hand wands in the event that they wished to hitch the Biden household contained in the shops.
Throughout her Friday procuring journey to Erin Hielle, Ashley Biden ‘purchased a pair of denims that she wore out of the shop,’ Homan stated.
On Wednesday the primary daughter ‘purchased two pairs of underwear and a sweater,’ and performed with Homan’s two dachsunds, who spend their days on the retailer.
Ashley Biden was additionally noticed carrying a bag out from Clorinda Antinori, an Italian shoe retailer.
First Girl Jill Biden visited quite a few Nantucket’s boutiques on Black Friday, accompanied by daughter Ashley and daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen
First woman Jill Biden (left) carried an umbrella as she was out in town Friday with daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen (middle) and daughter Ashley Biden (proper)
First Girl Jill Biden is noticed by a store window on Nantucket on Friday
First woman Jill Biden (left) chats with daughter Ashley Biden (proper) as the ladies browsed Nantucket’s many boutiques on Friday
First Daughter Ashley Biden leaves considered one of Nantucket’s boutiques Friday, adopted by mother Jill
A Secret Service agent makes use of a hand wand to permit consumers contained in the shops the place First Girl Jill Biden, Ashley Biden and Melissa Cohen have been shopping Friday in Nantucket
Ashley Biden left Italian shoe retailer Clorinda Antinori with a procuring bag as she was out Black Friday procuring with mother Jill and sister-in-law Melissa Cohen (strolling behind her)
A Secret Service agent is seen holding an umbrella over Ashley Biden’s (left) head as she and mother Jill Biden (middle) have been out procuring on Nantucket Friday
Ashley Biden, Jill Biden and Melissa Cohen stroll out of a retailer on Nantucket Friday
DailyMail.com additionally solely captured Dr. Biden and Ashley Biden on a seaside stroll Thursday afternoon, with first canine Commander.
The primary woman and Ashley walked out of the $30 million compound the Biden clan is staying in on Nantucket to the non-public seaside connected to the residence.
Ashley appeared to bend down to select one thing off the seaside. The seashores in Nantucket are full of shells and colourful stones.
In addition they took the canine out on a dock that overlooks the Nantucket Harbor.
Commander regarded off the sting as if considering a leap into the icy water however the German shepherd pup was on a leash and stayed safely on shore.
Ashley, at one level, held up her cellphone for a selfie, with the primary woman peering over her daughter’s shoulder to get within the body.
President Joe Biden did not be a part of the mother and daughter duo. The 2 ladies have been dressed warmly for the sunny however chilly day, sporting black winter coats. Ashley wore a purple hat.
Jill Biden and daughter Ashley took the household canine Commander out for a Thanksgiving stroll on Thursday, even pausing to take a selfie within the course of
The mother and daughter duo took a stroll on the non-public seaside connected to the house they’re staying in on Nantucket
At one level, Ashley bent down to select one thing up – the seashores in Nantucket are lined with shells and rocks
Jill and Ashley took Commander out on a dock that ignored Nantucket Harbor
The Biden clan is spending Thanksgiving on Nantucket
At one level, Commander regarded down into the water
Ashley holds up her cellphone to take a selfie with the primary woman
The stroll capped off a busy Thanksgiving Day for the Bidens, who’re spending the vacation weekend on the island off the coast of Massachusetts.
The primary couple referred to as into the Macy’s Day Parade, telephoned varied branches of the U.S. navy, and took their two-year-old grandson Beau with them once they visited a Nantucket fireplace station handy out pumpkin pies and supply thanks for his or her service.
The primary couple held fingers with the little boy as they walked as much as greet the brigade on their Thanksgiving Day go to.
‘How are you guys?’ President Biden stated. ‘You are the very best.’
The firefighters gave Beau, who is known as after Biden’s late son Beau, a miniature firefighter hat.
The little boy, sporting denims and a blue puffer coat, promptly put the crimson hat on over his lengthy blonde hair. He held onto the primary woman, who the grandkids name ‘Nana.’
President Biden obtained a baseball cap with the emblem of the Nantucket Fireplace Division, which he placed on.
President Joe Biden and first woman Jill Biden introduced their grandson Beau with them once they delivered pumpkin pies to the Nantucket Fireplace Division
Beau Biden, 2, in his crimson fireplace hat, holding fingers with first woman Jill Biden in Nantucket on Thursday morning
Jill Biden helps Beau Biden placed on his hat after he was gifted it by the native fireplace division, a lot to the teen’s apparent delight
President Biden visits with the Nantucket fireplace fighters in his trademark aviator shades for Thanksgiving
Beau Biden carries his fireplace hat as President Joe Biden and first woman Jill Biden head out with considered one of their bodyguards
President Biden on the firehouse. He paid tribute to first responders and members of the armed forces in a cellphone chat with NBC’s Right now earlier on Thursday
WHAT THE BIDENS HAD FOR DINNER
Thyme Roasted Turkey
Cauliflower, Capers & Lemon Butter Sauce
Roasted Root Greens
Coconut Cream Pie
Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
The primary couple posed for pics with the hearth brigade, the hearth vans seen within the background.
The president additionally met with Nantucket Fireplace Division captain Nathan Barber, who was named Nantucket’s man of the yr.
Barber this summer time helped combat a large fireplace on the historic Veranda Home resort, which took out that constructing and two close by properties.
On the time the hearth began, he was off-duty and getting espresso close by when he noticed the smoke billowing from the Veranda Home.
He ran to the constructing and, when a visitor stated his son was trapped within the constructing, Barber ran inside to assist discover him and different visitors trapped within the burning blaze.
Barber was hospitalized for smoke inhalation and warmth exhaustion after the hearth.
Many of the buildings on Nantucket are made from wooden. They’re additionally grouped shut collectively, making fireplace a serious danger on the island.
NMagazine, the native journal, put Barber on its cowl.
Each Joe and Jill Biden signed the journal for him. The president wrote one thing he has lengthy stated about firefighters: ‘God made man, after which he made just a few firefighters.’
Jill Biden additionally had made a solo go to to the hearth station in July, when she was on the island at a fundraiser for the Democratic Social gathering.
The Bidens are spending the Thanksgiving vacation on Nantucket. Beau is the son of Hunter Biden and his spouse Melissa Cohen, who’re on the journey however didn’t be a part of the go to to the hearth home.
Throughout the cease with first responders, Biden additionally spoke with reporters concerning the critical concern of gun violence.
‘The concept that we nonetheless enable semiautomatic weapons to be bought is sick,’ Biden stated. ‘It is simply sick. It has no, no social redeeming worth. Zero. None. Not a single, solitary rationale for it besides revenue for the gun producers.’
He is had to answer three mass shootings in every week’s time – at a Chesapeake, Virginia Walmart Tuesday night time, which occurred three days after individuals at an LGBTQ membership in Colorado Springs, Colorado have been gunned down and every week after a former College of Virginia soccer killed three members of the present roster.
The White Home stated later Thursday that the president and first woman had referred to as the house owners of Membership Q, Nic Grzecka and Matthew Haynes, to supply condolences.
On a lighter be aware, the president joked with reporters when requested when he would have his annual bodily – having turned 80 on Sunday. He’s the oldest president to be in workplace.
‘Do you suppose I would like it?’ the president requested. ‘A part of my bodily is already accomplished and I will be getting it earlier than the top of the yr,’ he then answered.
After the go to, the president and first woman referred to as items from every department of our navy, stationed around the globe, to thank them and their households for his or her service to the nation, the White Home stated.
The Bidens referred to as the Military tenth Particular Forces Group, sailors on the usS. Paul Ignatius, Marine Corps Fight Logistics Battalion 6, Air Drive 509th Munitions Squadron at Whiteman Air Drive Base, Area Drive sixteenth Expeditionary Electromagnetic Warfare Flight, and Coast Guard Port Safety Unit 305, which is Guantanamo Bay.
Jill Biden within the presidential motorcade throughout Thursday’s Thanksgiving journey to the Nantucket firehouse
The Nantucket Fireplace Division, which the Bidens visited on Thursday throughout their annual Thanksgiving journey to the ritzy enclave
A hearth fighter leans down to speak to Beau whereas Jill Biden holds his hand. He was given a crimson fireplace helmet to commemorate his journey
Joe and Jill Biden talked with Nantucket Fireplace Division captain Nathan Barber (to the president’s left), who was named Nantucket’s man of the yr after serving to battle a large fireplace this summer time
President Joe Biden, together with his arm on the shoulder of Nantucket Fireplace Division Chief Michael Cranson, first woman Jill Biden, proper, and their grandson Beau Biden
President Joe Biden and Jill Biden pose with the firefighters throughout their Thanksgiving journey to Nantucket fireplace home
President Biden’s motorcade arrives on the fireplace station on Thursday morning, as Individuals get pleasure from their first completely-normal Thanksgiving since COVID hit US shores virtually three years in the past
An enormous fireplace in July on the historic Veranda Home resort, which took out that constructing and two close by properties
Biden has lengthy praised the service of firefighters, noting they have been first on the scene in 1972, when his first spouse Neilia was in a automotive crash with their sons Beau, Hunter and daughter Naomi.
Neilia and Naomi didn’t survive.
When the president, together with spouse Jill, referred to as into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on Thursday morning, he praised the work of first responders.
‘I wish to say because of the firefighters and cops, first responders. They by no means take a break,’ the president stated.
‘And God bless our troops for certain,’ the primary woman added.
‘And by the best way, we’ll be speaking to a few of our troops later within the day, each right here and overseas. I hope all people remembers. We keep in mind them each single day. God bless our troops for actual,’ the president stated.
It was the second yr in a row the Bidens referred to as into the annual parade.