The Federal Aviation Administration has restricted airspace over Wilmington, Delaware — suggesting the Bidens could be headed home for the weekend amid the chaotic situation in Afghanistan.
The temporary flight restrictions for “VIP movement” go into effect Friday evening and are set to last until around 1:30 a.m. Monday, according to an FAA alert issued Thursday.
The possible trip comes after he President Joe Biden faced intense backlash for being at Camp David in Maryland last weekend as the Taliban rapidly swept through Afghanistan, taking the capital of Kabul on Sunday.
The president eventually curtailed his trip and returned to the White House to address the nation on Monday, admitting that “this did unfold more quickly than we had anticipated.”
He then returned to Camp David, before turning back around and heading back to the White House on Tuesday night.
One close Biden foreign policy ally previously told The Washington Post that the president’s team would never have let him leave DC had they known about the impending crisis — including the ongoing scramble to evacuate US citizens and Afghan allies out of Kabul.
Biden had been expected to be away from the White House all week, first at Camp David and then in Wilmington, before his travel plans changed.
A previous TFR notice had indicated that Biden would be traveling to Wilmington on Thursday, but the president stuck around in Washington.
The White House didn’t respond to an inquiry from The Post about Biden’s potential weekend travel plans.
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