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President Biden departed from CVG after visiting Cincinnati

President used I-275 to and from airport
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Posted at 5:57 PM, May 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-06 16:58:50-04

CINCINNATI — President Joe Biden has finished meeting with manufacturing leaders in the Tri-State, and has departed from CVG.

Biden arrived at United Performance Metals at around 1:50 p.m. after a 37-minute ride on I-275 WB from CVG. He took the same route back for departure, which caused I-275 to shut down on the west side of the city during the evening rush hour.

The president spent time checking out new additive manufacturing technology, also known as 3D printing. Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman were in attendance, as well as Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval, Hamilton Mayor Pat Moeller, Hamilton County Commissioner Stephanie Summerow Dumas, Cincinnati City Council member Greg Landsman and Ohio State House Minority Leader Allison Russo.

Biden's exact route to and from United Performance Metals couldn't be disclosed, however, travel was restricted on highways and ramps as the motorcade traveled before his departure around 4:40 p.m.

The visit came just three days after Ohio's first primary election. Former President Donald Trump visited Ohio April 23 in an attempt to boost Republican candidates and turnout. Trump endorsed Middletown-born Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance, who will face Democrat Tim Ryan in November.

A White House official said Biden called both Tim Ryan and U.S. Rep Shontel Brown Tuesday to congratulate them on their primary wins.

Biden last visited Cincinnati in 2021 to participate in a CNN town hall at Mount St. Joseph University in Delhi Township. While in the Tri-State, Biden discussed bridges and infrastructure, COVID-19 and gun violence.

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