Whenever the President of the United States travels, he is surrounded by an army of security personnel to ensure he remains safe. President Donald Trump’s motorcade exemplifies how seriously the Secret Service takes security.
The following video was captured in the U.S. and shows just how much effort it takes to transport one man safely through the streets of a city.
Trump’s motorcade starts with a number of police motorcyclists who clear the road and make sure that all other motorists grind to a halt. Following these motorcycles comes a lone Ford Taurus police car and directly behind it is ‘The Beast.’ POTUS actually has a pair of heavily-armored Cadillacs which he alternates between and the two always drive together. One of these Cadillacs transports the president and both are loaded with weapons and two pints of Trump’s blood type, just in case something goes wrong.
After the two special Cadillacs come no less than six SUVs with flashing lights, most of which are kitted-out Chevrolet Suburbans. Behind them follows a black-out hazmat truck. The President’s motorcade is then completed by one final black SUV and a final police car. The motorcade often includes more than 30 motorcycles and many more vehicles than those captured in this recent footage.
As you can imagine, it is very expensive for the President to travel. In fact, estimates assert that the trip between the White House and the U.N Headquarters in New York costs U.S. taxpayers about $156,820, or $2,614 per minute. This trip includes a motorcade, a helicopter flight, and a plane flight onboard Air Force One, Jalopnik reports.