By Liberty Report Staff
Have you ever been in a town or city when the president arrives?
Everyone's life is put on hold.
Lew Rockwell once described what it's like:
“The president moves about like Caesar Augustus, with a vast, graded court of civil and military aides, doctors, secretaries, valets, hairdressers, makeup artists, bodyguards, drivers, baggage handlers, cooks, food tasters, Praetorian guards, snipers, centurions, bulletproof limos, a portable hospital, and an armored rostrum. And that’s when he travels in the United States.”
Is this what Puerto Rico needs right now?
It's not like the president is going to rebuild anything himself. He'll snap a few photos, talk about how great everything is going, and head back.
Meanwhile, people who are literally trying to put their lives back together must come to a standstill for this.
The Free Thought Project gives us a rough tally on what this trip will cost.
As a result, it easy to see how the bill can skyrocket very quickly. According to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Judicial Watch, the VC-25A cost a whopping $206,000 an hour to operate. The flight time from Washington D.C. to Puerto Rico is about 4 hours. The plane flight alone will cost taxpayers upwards of 2 million—only if he goes directly there and back.
We were told that this was a businessman President.
$5-$6 million for a photo-op?