President Biden is not shy about his feelings toward living in the White House. “It’s a little like a gilded cage,” he said early in his presidency, adding, “I find myself extremely self-conscious.” But, about 62 miles north, the president has become deeply fond of the other presidential residence. Here at Camp David, the rustic presidential retreat nestled in Catoctin Mountain Park, Biden loves the quiet and the vast outdoors that he can explore unencumbered by the hulking entourage that usually follows him around, according to aides, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the president’s personal time.
At Camp David, Biden’s fondness for retreat outpaces immediate predecessors
August 21, 2023