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‘We’re Not Leaving’: Biden Reassures Flood-Hit Kentucky Over Aid

  • Governor Beshear, Biden surveying damage in hard-hit area
  • Trip follows Biden’s bout with rebound case of Covid-19
Joe Biden, center, First Lady Jill Biden, second right, and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, right, view flood water damage in Lost Creek, Kentucky, on Aug. 8.
Joe Biden, center, First Lady Jill Biden, second right, and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, right, view flood water damage in Lost Creek, Kentucky, on Aug. 8.Photographer: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images
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President Joe Biden resumed official travel Monday for the first time since his bout with Covid-19, traveling to Kentucky to show federal support for the state’s recovery from historic flooding and to console survivors of the devastation.

“The federal government and all its resources, we’re not leaving, as long as it takes,” Biden said during a briefing at an elementary school in Lost Creek, Kentucky. “You’re stuck with us. We’re here until it’s over.”