750 hotel rooms, a personal chef, and the nuclear football: Here’s everything Trump is bringing on his 4-day UK trip

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Donald Trump will be in Britain from July 13 to July 16, 2018 for an informal “working” visit.
He is reportedly planning to bring a massive entourage that will require 750 hotel rooms, two planes, and six helicopters.
Past US presidents also travelled to the UK with hundreds of people.

Donald Trump is arriving in Britain on Thursday afternoon for a four-day, informal “working” visit — and is bringing with him a massive, extravagant entourage.

He plans to bring “countless” Secret Service protection officers, military communications staff, members of the media, his doctor, and a personal chef, The Times’ Matt Chorley reported, citing an unnamed diplomatic source.

The president typically travels with 13 journalists on his foreign trips, which include three wire reporters, two print reporters, four photographers, a three-person television crew, and a radio reporter, The Telegraph reported.

He will also bring one of the five military aides responsible for carrying a black leather briefcase containing top-secret information that would allow Trump to authorize a nuclear strike, nicknamed the “nuclear football.” US presidents always travel with it.

While the exact size of Trump’s entourage is not clear, 750 hotel rooms have been booked out to accommodate all of them, according to Chorley.

They will be using two planes and six helicopters, Chorley reported. Trump will be flying to the UK on his official jet, Air Force One.

He will also bring his official limo, a heavily armored Cadillac sedan known as “The Beast.” Trump showed North Korean Kim Jong Un the inside of the $1.5 million car during their summit in Singapore last month.

An unidentified former aide to 10 Downing Street told Chorley that Trump’s planes were “massive,” and that Britain’s ones “look like Playmobil by comparison.”

Former presidents also travelled with massive entourages during their past formal, state visits to Britain: Barack Obama …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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