Donald Trump's Entourage: ONE THOUSAND Staff Join President On UK Visit

12 July 2018, 11:07

The Beast, Donald Trump's limousine
The Beast, Donald Trump's limousine. Picture: PA

Donald Trump will bring as many as 1,000 staff with him on his working visit to Britain, as well as a motorcade and a number of helicopters.

We look at the make-up of the presidential entourage.

The Beast

The President has a large motorcade, which includes two identical limousines, nicknamed The Beast.

The seven-seat black armoured limousines reportedly cost $2million each and has a lot of protective features.

It can be turned into a sealed panic room with oxygen tanks, night-vision camera and reinforced steel plating said to be able to resist bullets, chemical attacks and bombs.

The Cadillac has Kevlar-reinforced tyres and steel rims that can keep the vehicle moving even if the tyres have been destroyed.

Bottles of the president's blood type are carried on board in case of a medical emergency, and a satellite phone enables communication to be maintained from anywhere in the world.

It features a series of weapons as well, including a pump-action shotgun and a tear gas cannon.

Air Force One
Air Force One. Picture: PA

Air Force One

President Trump will arrive at a London airport on one of his two specially modified Boeing 747-200s.

The planes can act as a mobile command centre in the event of an attack on the United States.

They each have 4,000 square feet of floor space, including a Presidential suite with a large office and conference room, a medical suite that can be used as an operating room and two kitchen areas that can feed 100 people at a time.

The Seal of the President of the United States and the American flag are all visible on the outside of the plane.

For overseas trips, additional staff and security are flown over on an Air Force C-32, which is a modified Boeing 757.

Marine One
Marine One. Picture: PA

Marine One

Trump will also bring a number of presidential helicopters on overseas trips, either VH-3D Sea Kings or VH-60N White Hawks - which are known as Marine One when the president is on board.

The Marine One helicopter is fitted with communications equipment, anti-missile defences and hardened hulls.

Donald Trump with his staff
Donald Trump with his staff. Picture: Getty

Staff

Secret Service post-standers, military communications specialists and White House aides all accompany the President on overseas trips.

With Trump at all times will be a White House doctor and one of five rotating military aides who carry the nuclear "football" - equipped with communication tools and a book with prepared war plans.

A group of 13 members of the press join the President on such trips, including three wire reporters, two print reporters, four photographers, a three-person television crew, and a radio reporter.

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