Shuttling Jill Biden To Hunter’s Gun Trial Likely Cost Taxpayers $345,000

First lady Jill Biden arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023. President Joe Biden and his family are traveling to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, to celebrate the New Year. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Taxpayers will pick up the majority of cost for Jill Biden’s whirlwind flights between Wilmington, Delaware, and France so she could be at son Hunter’s side during his federal gun trial although the Democratic Party will chip in some funds.

The first lady racked up $345,400 in flight costs, the National Taxpayers Union Foundation estimated, as she boomeranged between the United States and France last week, traveling separately from husband Joe Biden so she could support her family at home while also representing the United States abroad.

Her political party will repay the government for what it would cost for her to fly commercially with taxpayers footing the rest of the bill.

‘In accordance with relevant regulations utilized across administrations, the government is reimbursed the value of a first-class fare for these flights to Wilmington and back to Paris,’ Jill Biden’s office told in a statement.

The Democratic National Committee, which is funded by donors, will be the entity providing the reimbursement, a White House official told

The East Wing did not provide the dollar amount that was being reimbursed. It also didn’t say who paid for the aides who travel with the first lady.

But a first-class one-way trip from Philadelphia to Paris is $6,655, per a search on google flights.

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