| 13 June 2024, Thursday |

Bidens staying at Lake Tahoe home of climate activist Tom Steyer

For a week in August, President Joe Biden, his wife Jill, their son Hunter, and other family members are vacationing in Lake Tahoe. They are living in a house that was rented from billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer.

On the Nevada side of the lake, in the Glenbrook neighborhood, the Bidens arrived late on Friday. The house is owned by Steyer and his wife, Kat Taylor, who aren’t there.

Steyer ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 but failed to gain traction and dropped out after the first four state contests. Biden eventually won the nomination and went on to defeat incumbent Republican Donald Trump.

The White House said the Bidens are renting the home at fair market value.

Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, flew separately on a commercial flight with his wife Melissa Cohen and their son Beau and were already at the residence when the other Bidens arrived, the White House said.

Hunter Biden is facing a special counsel investigation on tax evasion charges. President Biden, asked about the case at a Camp David news conference on Friday, declined comment.

Biden is to travel to Hawaii on Monday to get a firsthand look at the destruction wrought by wildfires that killed dozens of people in Maui.

  • Reuters