The Obamas are planning to go to Africa this month. Turns out it is going to be the most expensive trip in world history and that is after they canceled a very expensive safari they planned.
Michelle already ran up a bill the last time she went to Africa, they know no bounds.
I guess they finally realized how bad that looked. Of course not enough to cancel the trip altogether.
$100M to go to Africa. What happened to the sequester, I thought we were trying to save money? Why doesn’t he go to Africa after his term is over so it won’t cost as much money?
When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be taking any chances.
Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of an emergency.
Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bulletproof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay. Fighter jets will fly in shifts, giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace, so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close. […]