Biden's White House Has Biggest Staff Since Nixon, 77% Turnover

President Biden's White House staff is the largest since former President Richard Nixon's and has seen a turnover rate of 77% since he took office in 2021.

The White House boasts 565 staffers at a price tag of nearly $61 million, a slight increase from the record-setting 560 staffers Biden had his first year in office, according to a report from Open the Books.

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Biden is the first president to boast over 500 staffers since Nixon, the report noted, a staff that was so big that Time magazine declared in 1971 that it was growing with "startling rapidity."

First Lady Jill Biden's staff has ballooned to 24 in 2024, matching the often-criticized count of former First Lady Michelle Obama's staff in 2009 and more than doubling the number on hand for former First Lady Melania Trump, which maxed out at 11.

The first lady's staff, which includes advisers in foreign policy, education and healthcare, comes in at a price tag of $2.5 million, the report notes.

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