Biden spends Thanksgiving at billionaire David Rubenstein’s mansion

  • Joe Biden lives on billionaire David Rubenstein’s estate in Nantucket for Thanksgiving.
  • The Bidens have spent most of the Thanksgivings on Massachusetts Island since the 1970s.
  • They have previously resided on Rubenstein’s estate. He is a co-founder of The Carlyle Group and is worth $ 4.6 billion.

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are scheduled to spend Thanksgiving in a house owned by billionaire businessman David Rubenstein on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, the White House confirmed Wednesday.

“The first family will stay at the home of their friend, David Rubenstein, as they have done in the past,” the White House told reporters in a statement quoted by The New York Times and others. Nantucket Current was the first to report Monday that Bidens would stay in Rubenstein’s home.

Rubenstein, co-founder of private equity firm Carlyle Group, wanted to travel abroad, The Times reported. He has a net worth of $ 4.6 billion, according to Forbes.

Spending Thanksgiving on Massachusetts Island is a decades-long family tradition for Bidens. Last year was an exception – the president’s family remained in Delaware amid COVID-19 concerns.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a November 19 briefing that Biden and his wife would travel to Nantucket on Tuesday and stay there for the Thanksgiving holiday.

On Tuesday, a reporter asked Psaki in a briefing what message it sent to middle-class Americans struggling to afford Thanksgiving celebrations that Biden would stay in a “billionaire complex in Nantucket.”

Psaki did not confirm at the time Biden wanted to live, but said the administration had worked to ensure Americans have more money to spend.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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