The family's activities, including a "polar plunge" into the chilly waters, were shared on social media by one of the grandchildren. It was not confirmed whether the President himself participated in the plunge.
During his stay, Biden held a press conference where he claimed credit for the recent deal that led to Hamas releasing some hostages taken during an attack on Israel on October 7. However, it was noted that no Americans were among those released, and Biden appeared uncertain about the possibility of any American hostages being freed.
Concerns were raised about the President's health when he appeared to stagger as he approached the podium. After the press conference, Biden dined at a local restaurant named "Brotherhood of Thieves," a name some found fitting given the ongoing congressional investigation into allegations of corruption involving Biden and his family.
During his visit to the restaurant, Biden encountered anti-Israel protesters across the street chanting, "Free Palestine!" He also saluted a bystander wearing a USS Nantucket hat. The restaurant, featuring a logo of a man with horns, is a historical establishment with a rich backstory.
The protesters continued their chants as Biden shopped in the town during Black Friday. Later in the day, he attended the town's tree lighting ceremony, where he was met by more protesters carrying "Free Palestine" banners and chanting, "Biden, Biden, you can't hide, we charge you with genocide!" Despite the current ceasefire, the protesters continued their demonstration.
The irony of the situation was not lost on observers, as it is often Democrats who incite their left-leaning supporters. The President's peaceful tree lighting ceremony was disrupted by these protests.
In a less publicized incident, a fire alarm was triggered at the residence where Biden was staying on Wednesday. However, it was reported to be a false alarm, with no explanation provided for what caused it.
The President's holiday in Nantucket was marked by both familial activities and political protests, reflecting the ongoing challenges and controversies of his presidency.
Despite these distractions, Biden continued to engage with the public, whether through saluting a man in a USS Nantucket hat or navigating through a crowd of protesters. His Thanksgiving holiday served as a microcosm of his presidency, blending personal moments with public duties and political contention.