Biden is spending the weekend in Delaware after viewing the bridge collapse area from the air


After a strong jobs report, President Joe Biden will spend the weekend at his home near Greenville.

The report released Friday showed the country's unemployment rate fell to 3.8% and job growth was well above estimates.

The government is struggling to get that message out because Americans still believe the economy is in poor shape, a view influenced by higher-than-average inflation.

Several polls continue to show Biden trailing former President Donald Trump, with some even showing Biden gaining ground. At the start of his re-election campaign, Biden was on the road making his case for re-election.

Before Biden arrived at the National Guard base at Wilmington Airport early Friday evening, he took a tour and met with Maryland officials about the ship collision and the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The accident closed the busy port of Baltimore and work is underway to clear the canal.

Biden reiterated the administration's intention to rebuild the bridge. Some Republicans in Congress have questioned the need for government support.

Biden continues to address the war in Gaza, his support for Israel and the attack that killed several food workers at José Andrés' World Kitchen. The renowned chef credited with saving thousands of people from starvation has called for an independent investigation.

Biden's trips to northern Delaware and his home near Rehoboth Beach are giving hotels and restaurants a boost with staff and reporters accompanying the president. The president and first lady Jill Biden sometimes dine at local restaurants or visit the national campaign headquarters in downtown Wilmington.

Airspace warnings remain in effect for northern Delaware and adjacent areas through Monday