President Biden will travel to the White House from his hometown of Delaware on Friday afternoon, before returning to Delaware tonight, according to his public schedule.
Flying into Delaware on Thursday, the president is scheduled to attend a town hall with veterans at the Major Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III National Guard/Reserve Center near New Castle. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Thursday she would later take Air Force One to Washington DC for “internal meetings and more holiday receptions.”
At 20:55, the President will fly to Delaware for the weekend.
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These back and forth flights aboard Air Force One impose a heavy bill on taxpayers. Biden’s return to home, Delaware, and Washington has cost him at least $11 million since taking office in January 2021, according to a Fox News Digital analysis conducted by former CBS reporter Mark Knoller.
As of November 18, Biden had made 57 trips to Delaware, covering all or part of 185 days. Trips require taxpayer dollars to cover the costs associated with using Air Force One or Marine One, as well as security costs for the Secret Service. The President spends time at his homes in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach in Delaware.
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The analysis revealed that Biden made at least 101 flights between the White House or Andrews Joint Base and Delaware – 71 flights on Marine One and 30 flights on Air Force One.
As a senator from 1973 to 2009, Biden would drive Amtrak from Delaware to Washington, D.C. every day the Senate was in session—a habit that earned him the nickname “Amtrak Joe.” He claims his trip included 8,200 round trips and more than 2 million miles. For most of that time, a round-trip ticket from Delaware to Washington was less than $100.
However, Biden’s choice as president to spend as much time in Delaware as possible costs taxpayers far more than $200,000 for a round trip.
Previous President Trump criticized For his regular, expensive trip to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and the golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Knoller’s data shows Biden travels home more often, but the jump from Washington to Delaware is shorter than Trump’s trips to Florida or New Jersey.
Saturday will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Biden’s first wife, Neilia, and baby daughter Naomi, who died in a car accident on December 18, 1972. Biden often visits the graves of family members when he returns home. on the anniversary of their death.
Patrick Hauf of Fox News contributed to the report.