The media have been assailing Melania Trump over the projected cost of her protection and her travel to and from New York and Washington during the first few months of her husband’s presidency.
But they have ignored the price tag of more than $1 million Vice President Joe Biden has racked up commuting often several times a week to his home in Delaware.
Until it was revealed in my book ‘The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents,’ Biden, who seeks to cultivate the image of a regular Joe, would take a helicopter designated as Marine Two from the vice president’s residence to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland at least once a week.
He then would hop on Air Force Two to jet back to his home in Delaware. He would return to Washington on Air Force Two. The cost of the flights is doubled because after dropping him off in Delaware or going back to pick him up, the Air Force has to fly the plane empty on so-called deadhead trips.