What are the perks of being the president? Let's just say everything you would dream of
We have finally reached the end of one of the fiercest election campaigns the world has ever seen - and Donald Trump will succeed Barack Obama to be the next US president.
And aside from being the leader of the most powerful country in the world, there are some other pretty cool perks ...
Air Force One
When the president travels for business or pleasure, he flies everywhere in Air Force One. On board there is a presidential office, a bathroom, bedroom, gym and even an operation theatre. But it's on the outside where the real cool stuff is found, the president's plane has the ability to jam an enemy radar, and throw fire flares to approaching missiles!
A common misconception is that there is only one plane called Air Force One, but the president has two planes and whichever one he's using is referred to as Air Force One.
Batman "The Beast"
Being president means you get your own personal batmobile. Okay, it's not actually the batmobile but it does look like a car that should belong to a superhero. And it doesn't just look cool, the car features a heat targeting system and a grenade launcher and in case of an emergency there is also an oxygen supply and a stash of the president's blood type in the boot. They've pretty much thought of it all!
The White House
Obviously. The White House costs $4 million a year in renovation annually, and with a pool, bowling alley and basket ball court we're not surprised why.
According to Stephen Williams the author of How to Be President, the White House is stocked with endless amounts of free Coke and Pepsi. There are also M&Ms in boxes with the presidential seal on them, and lots of other free snacks readily available sent from lots of companies. Swimming pools are one thing, but we'd move just about anywhere for free M&M's!
The National Security Agency
AKA the NSA, it is an intelligence organisation of the United States government responsible for global monitoring and processing of information and data for foreign intelligence and counter intelligence purposes. Basically, if you're president you have information on anyone or anything. Just imagine how horrifying it would be if this kind of power fell into the wrong hands. Actually don't, really just don't.
Excellent retirement plan
The real perks kick in after you're done being president. No pressure of the job, but still a life of luxury you are truly #Winning. Former presidents receive $191,300 per year, as of March 2008. In addition to that sum, they get paid for staff and office space, a phone allowance and funds for office supplies. And they will also receive a big state funeral with all costs footed by the government. Not bad considering you've only got four to eight years worth of service behind you.
If the first family needs a break from the chaotic scenes of Washington D.C., they can head to their own mountain resort, Camp David. The luxury destination features a swimming pool, shooting range and a bowling alley. So when presidents need more relaxation, they visit the Catoctin Mountain where Camp David is nestled between the trees. It's only 70 miles from D.C. which means it's perfect for a quick break.
The White House Dentist
This is our favourite. Obviously the president is busy, but if he gets a cavity all he's got to do is run down to the basement were his dentist will be ready and waiting.
When you get free M&M's you need a personal dentist.