When the President of the United States has to get somewhere, well it should come ...
When the President of the United States has to get somewhere, well it should come as no surprise that he doesn’t hop on the bicycle or drive himself. POTUS has the whole transportation system not just at his disposal, and for his safety. And with good reason: of the four presidents who were assassinated in office, two were killed while in transit.
What that means, in essence, is that the President is most vulnerable while on the move. Well, the Secret Service (not to mention the Marines and Air Force) have the elaborate and extensive system in place for moving their commander in chief from one location to another.
Parts of that system we are already somewhat familiar with: the limousine known as Cadillac One, the jumbo jet referred to as Air Force One, the helicopter that goes by the call sign Marine One. But those are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
As you will see from the video below, there’s the staggering array of vehicles employed when POTUS needs to get from Point A to Point B.
Operating those vehicles (let alone acquiring and outfitting them in the first place) comes at the huge expense to the taxpayer.
In fact, this video asserts that the White House spends $350 million each year – or about the quarter of its annual budget – on the president’s transport. Just one trip costs the estimated $2,614 for each and every minute of transporting the leader of the free world. Scope out the rundown in this video.
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