American presidents are seen to be among the most guarded heads of states around the world. Despite being leaders of a superpower nation, there are normal things that they aren’t allowed to do while still holding office.
According to Business Insider, the Secret Service, a force with the duty of guarding the president and his immediate family have rules which the president still in office must follow for their own security.
After doing some research and interrogating with some Whitehouse insiders, Business Insider found out that while in office, a United States president is not allowed to do the following.
Any president is not allowed to use personal technology such as using their social media pages like Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram without being monitored. In extreme situations as in the case of Donald Trump with Twitter, when the President refuses to avoid using them, he/she is not allowed to block anyone.
2. Using commercial airlines.
US presidents are discouraged and not allowed at any moments to use commercial planes. Secret service requires that the president uses Airforce 1 for normal flights.
3. Cleaning their Office
Cleaning office in this case refers to when President throws away mail to thrash, cleans their emails and other stuffs.
According to Dr. Mastracchio, the presidenta’s act requires that US president hangs on to things which even a normal person cannor hang to. He said that the duty of sorting out and cleaning of their office lies in the hands of staff at the Whitehouse.
4. Opening office windows.
One of the freedom any person can enjoy is opening windows especially when hot. However, for American President, he/she isn’t allowed to do so by Secret Service. Opening of windows is only allowed in secure places such as president’s dwelling.
The reason for being denied these rights is because of security demands.
5. Going to Movies.
Going to movies for US presidents is not an option. Whenever the president wants to watch a movie, he/she would request and the film would be brought to Whitehouse.
6. Having a Normal Phonecall on video chat.
Secret service arranges and coordinate all the president’s duties including holding phone calls. Unless it is on a secure line, US president is not allowed to make a call.
Apart from these, other duties such as driving, going out for a dinner, and attending sporting events are not allowed because of security reasons.