February 22, 2021
Transfer of Power: Most Expensive Transition Ever
The Biden transition team spent more than five times what President Trump’s transition spent four years ago — $24.4 million to Trump’s $4.7 million — according to new disclosures made public Monday.
Biden’s transition spent nearly $13.7 million on payroll, more than 12 times what Trump’s transition spent on “payroll and tax expenses” four years ago. The Biden transition team says that hiring many officials early–several of whom became part of the core White House team–allowed them to hit the ground running after the election since they had already spent months working together remotely.Read more on Politico