Hailed as “Obama’s brother” in his 2013 memoir “Promise Me, Dad,” former Vice President Joe Biden is staying this year on former President Barack Obama’s island of Nantucket to spend Thanksgiving with family members, the politician’s office said Friday.
Biden’s senior adviser Josh Earnest confirmed the politician’s whereabouts in an email to the Washington Post.
“The Bidens are in Nantucket for Thanksgiving. Secretary Clinton will be at their home as well and has confirmed plans to join them for Sunday brunch,” Earnest said.
The vice president was first spotted Thursday morning with his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, two friends and two White House aides at Martha’s Vineyard’s famous de Havilland Airport, where the couple boarded a private jet.
“Yes, the president and first lady visited the Bidens on Wednesday to wish them a very happy Thanksgiving and also catch up on some fall foliage watching movies. It was a visit of a very special kind,” Earnest said in a statement.
“They were joined by Valerie Jarrett and Valerie Robinson, who has been married to the vice president’s son Hunter Biden for 46 years,” Earnest added.
One source told the Boston Globe, “They’re very tight.”
Last year, Obama traveled to Nantucket to spend Thanksgiving with the Bidens. The president is expected to return for the festivities this year.
Obama has spent time in Nantucket before as his grandfather, Stanley Robinson, lived on the island from 1935 until his death in 1999.
President Donald Trump – who spent his holiday in New Jersey – has yet to confirm his arrival there.