The Department of Homeland Security is spending $456,548 to build a security fence around Joe Biden's Delaware summer house – a property he has visited twice in the nine months since he became president.
The president and first lady on Friday evening left Washington DC for their main family home, in Wilmington, Delaware.
The Bidens return frequently to their Wilmington home – a 6,850 square feet property which was built on a four acre plot that he bought in 1996 for $350,000.
Of the first 29 weekends of his presidency, Biden spent just six at the White House, according to an NPR analysis in August.
He was in Wilmington for 14 of those weekends, and Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, for eight.
By contrast, he has been at his Rehoboth Beach holiday home, 100 miles from Wilmington, only twice since becoming president: once in June, to celebrate Jill's 70th birthday, and …