Biden and his family hit the stores in Nantucket for holiday shopping
Biden, his wife, Jill, and daughter Ashley went from store to store on Main Street in downtown Nantucket.
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) – President Joe Biden has been doing some holiday shopping on the Massachusetts resort island where he is spending Thanksgiving, frequenting smaller independent stores on what the retail industry has called “Small Business Saturday.” “.
Biden, his wife, Jill, and daughter Ashley went from store to store on Main Street in downtown Nantucket, lingering at Polo Ralph Lauren, Murray’s Toggery Shop and The Black Dog, among other establishments.
The president’s son, Hunter, and his wife, Melissa, were also shopping with their 2-year-old son, Beau.
Biden walked out of The Black Dog holding a small brown paper shopping bag. The White House had no immediate comment on the president’s purchases.
The retail industry coined the moniker to help independent and local businesses gain a share of the holiday shopping rush and to counter markdowns and bigger discounts that big retailers are offering to boost business. the day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday.
As Biden went from store to store, a reporter asked him what he thought of a dinner date former President Donald Trump recently had at his Florida home with Ye, the rapper formerly known as of Kanye West, and Nick Fuentes, a white nationalist.
Both of Trump’s dinner guests expressed anti-Semitic views. Trump said he knew nothing of Fuentes’ background.
“You don’t want to hear what I think,” Biden replied. Biden said such views have no place in America.
Biden also went shopping in downtown Nantucket on Friday ahead of the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.