What’s the worst thing about being president of the United States, according to several U.S. presidents
The president of the United States is supposed to be the most powerful person on the planet, but even someone with such relevance has some limitations imposed by his office.
There are several White House tenants who have expressed their sorrow at not being able to do something so simple and everyday for millions of people around the world: drive.
Indeed, although there is no law against it, it is. a U.S. Secret Service regulation that the president shall not drive a vehicle on public roads or open highways, collects Gizmodo.
The reason is obvious: it’s a security measure. For the secret service it would be complicated to protect the president if he drives and must always ride in a vehicle with a driver skilled in evasive maneuvers.
There are exceptions to the rule: presidents may drive. on private roads and as Donald Trump did on many occasions, they can also drive buggies or golf carts.
Both George W. Bush and the current president, Joe Biden, have expressed their longing for driving on public roads, an activity that the last to take up was. Lyndon B. Johnsonwhen in 1964 he ‘escaped’ the surveillance of his security service to drive at full speed through Texas.