Tuesday 22 November 2022 05:56 PM The $30million Nantucket compound where Joe and Jill Biden will spend ... trends now

Tuesday 22 November 2022 05:56 PM The $30million Nantucket compound where Joe and Jill Biden will spend ... trends now
Tuesday 22 November 2022 05:56 PM The $30million Nantucket compound where Joe and Jill Biden will spend ... trends now

Tuesday 22 November 2022 05:56 PM The $30million Nantucket compound where Joe and Jill Biden will spend ... trends now

President Joe Biden, his wife Jill and the extended Biden clan will once again camp out at the luxurious Nantucket compound owned by billionaire businessman turned philanthropist David Rubenstein for the Thanksgiving holiday.  

The Biden clan arrives on the island on Tuesday evening, where they'll spend the week eating turkey and talking about the 2024 presidential race at the same 13-acre estate they stayed on last year.

Biden has said the holidays - a time when the extended family is together - is when they'll have serious talks about another White House bid. 

'I hope Jill and I get a little time to actually sneak away for a week' to discuss running for a second term, the president said earlier this year at a press conference. 

Preparations have already begun on the island for the first family's arrival. A large military cargo plane was at the town's airport on Sunday, carrying the equipment necessary to secure the president for his stay.

On Monday, a fleet of Massachusetts state police motorcycles and SUVs drove off the ferry and onto the town's main drag to be on hand for Biden's visit. 

Hundreds of people follow the president wherever he goes - Secret Service agents, support staff, and members of the military. They'll lock down the area around Rubenstein's 13,000 square foot home while the Bidens are in residence. 

The Bidens will once again camp out at the luxurious Nantucket compound owned by billionaire businessman turned philanthropist David Rubenstein - the same place they stayed last year for the holiday

The Bidens will once again camp out at the luxurious Nantucket compound owned by billionaire businessman turned philanthropist David Rubenstein - the same place they stayed last year for the holiday

Another view of the waterfront home where the Bidens will be staying

Another view of the waterfront home where the Bidens will be staying 

Massachusetts state troopers arriving ahead of President Biden's visit to Nantucket

Massachusetts state troopers arriving ahead of President Biden's visit to Nantucket

President Joe and Jill Biden arrive on Nantucket on Tuesday for the Thanksgiving holiday

President Joe and Jill Biden arrive on Nantucket on Tuesday for the Thanksgiving holiday

It's unclear if the Bidens' puppy Commander will join the family on Nantucket, Commander was on the Truman balcony on Monday - with Biden granddaughter Natalie and grandson Beau - during the annual turkey pardoning

It's unclear if the Bidens' puppy Commander will join the family on Nantucket, Commander was on the Truman balcony on Monday - with Biden granddaughter Natalie and grandson Beau - during the annual turkey pardoning

President Joe Biden shops on Nantucket last year with granddaughter Maisy (in red coat) and grandson Hunter Jr. (right)

President Joe Biden shops on Nantucket last year with granddaughter Maisy (in red coat) and grandson Hunter Jr. (right)

President Biden shopping in a bookstore in Nantucket last year

President Biden shopping in a bookstore in Nantucket last year

David Rubenstein's 13-acre compound where the Bidens are staying

David Rubenstein's 13-acre compound where the Bidens are staying

It's unclear if the first family's puppy, Commander, will be joining them although the president hinted the dog might be present.

'The only red wave this season is going to be a German Shepherd, Commander -- knocks over the cranberry sauce on our table,' he said on Monday when he pardoned the Thanksgiving turkey. His remark was a poke at Republicans, who did not pick up as many House seats as predicted in the midterm election. 

It's also unclear exactly which members of the family will be joining the first couple. Last year Hunter Biden, wife Melissa Cohen and son Beau Biden were on hand. Hunter's children from his first marriage - Naomi, Finnegan and Maisy - were also on the island. As were Natalie and Hunter Jr., the children of the late Beau Biden.

But Naomi Biden married Peter Neal on Saturday. Jill Biden, on Monday, appeared to reveal they were on their honeymoon to the island nation of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. It's where Prince William and Kate Middleton had their honeymoon.

'So, they went on a honeymoon … in the Seychelles,' the first lady could be heard saying at a 'Friendsgiving' for the troops at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina 

On Nantucket, the Bidens are expected to, as they did last year, attend the town's Christmas tree lighting on Friday evening. Last year they also had lunch in town and walked around for some holiday shopping. 

The president will call American troops stationed overseas on Thanksgiving Day. 

The Bidens have been going to Nantucket for 46 years since Biden was a senator. The first couple are scheduled to return to the White House on Sunday.

In his 2017 memoir 'Promise me Dad,' Biden wrote that Thanksgiving in 1975 was the first holiday he and his now-wife Jill spent together, going to Nantucket with his young sons Beau and Hunter for a little bonding time.

They rarely have missed a holiday on Nantucket since. 

The island became a spot of many memories for the family. Beau proposed to his future wife Hallie at the town's 2001 Christmas tree lighting and married her at a downtown church. 

One of the few Thanksgivings the Bidens missed in Nantucket was in 2015, which took place about six months after Beau Biden died. The family went to Rome instead. They also skipped going in 2020 because of the COVID pandemic. 

'We had some great years in that span, and we had some lousy years, but whatever was happening, whatever bumps and bruises we were suffering, we put it all aside and celebrated Thanksgiving in Nantucket,' the president wrote in his memoir. 

'The holiday trip was a constant in our grandchildren's lives from the time they were aware, and they made it clear how much it meant to them.'

While on the island, the Bidens are staying at Rubenstein's $20million 13-acre compound on Nantucket Harbor. Biden has previously stayed at Rubenstein's place on Nantucket, including in 2014 when he was vice president. 

Exclusives pictures from DailyMail.com show a sprawling property sit on the island's secluded inner harbor with gorgeous views of the water as the sun sets in the background. 

Carlyle co-founder David Rubenstein has friends on both sides of the political aisle including President Joe Biden, who is staying at his Nantucket home for Thanksgiving. The two men were honored at the National Committee on American Foreign Policy Gala in New York in November 2017

Carlyle co-founder David Rubenstein has friends on both sides of the political aisle including President Joe Biden, who is staying at his Nantucket home for Thanksgiving. The two men were honored at the National Committee on American Foreign Policy Gala in New York in November 2017 

Rubenstein bought the waterfront property in 2000 for his now ex-wife Alice and their three children. He tore down the existing house and put up a 13,000-square-foot home which features a tennis court, swimming pool and private dock.

The location of the house is historic Abram's Point off the Polpis Road - named after one of the last surviving Native American Wampanoag race, Abram Quary.

Like Biden, Rubenstein grew up in a middle-class, blue-collar family and originally started his career in government service. But he left that path to form a private equity company that would make him a billionaire many times over.  

Along the way, Rubenstein made friends with the rich and the powerful and on both sides of the political aisle: George H.W. Bush was an adviser to his company while Jimmy Carter is a close friend (who's also stayed at Rubenstein's Nantucket home). 

And billionaire businessman has even admitted his regrets - and financial loses - that include turning down opportunities from Mark Zuckerberg to invest in Facebook and from Jeff Bezos to invest in Amazon. 

Rubenstein's company - the private equity firm The Carlyle Group worth $293 billion - has come under fire at times for its business practices but Rubenstein, who has a net worth of $4.5 billion according to Forbes, has reshaped his image, become one of the most visible philanthropists in the world, buying copies of the Magna Carter and the Emmancipation Proclamation in what he's called acts of 'patriotic philanthropy. 

Rubenstein has reportedly boasted to friends that he only spends 12 days a year at the Nantucket estate. A rock on his front lawn reads: 'I'd rather be working.' 

He admits he's a work-a-holic.

'If I were forced to relax in conventional ways I'm convinced I'd have a heart

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