‘Go Get Your Bathing Suits!’: Biden Takes a Vacation as Washington Beckons

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — During a week of vacation in South Carolina, President Biden had a message for the reporters camped out nearby, eager for his take on his recent legislative victories and the especially heated political news cycle back in Washington.

“Go get your bathing suits!” Mr. Biden shouted on Sunday, wearing his signature Ray-Ban sunglasses and a big smile as he rode his bike down the beach with the first lady, Jill Biden.

While Washington was in a frenzy over the revelation last week of a federal investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s handling of sensitive documents and potential violation of the Espionage Act, Mr. Biden has made a point of trying to keep the chaos at bay.

Presidents often try to find time — but rarely succeed — to briefly unplug from the daily responsibilities of their office. In modern times, presidential vacations often provide periods of relaxation interrupted by moments of crisis.

Last year, one of Mr. Biden’s trips was…

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This article was written by Aishvarya Kavi and originally published on www.nytimes.com