President-Elect Trump’s Presidential Limo Will Be Revealed On Inauguration Day7
As the White House moves from blue to red, there’s going to be a new presidential limousine, too. We’ve known the United States Secret Service posted bids for a new presidential limousine years back, but it will finally be revealed when Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States this January.
Autoweek has provided renderings of what the new limo will probably look like, which features a face quite similar to the 2016 Cadillac Escalade. After all, the president’s ride is based on a heavy-duty commercial vehicle chassis. It will also retain its conference-style seating with a 2+3+2 configuration.
It’s expected to include minimal changes otherwise, with many appointments carrying over from the current “Beast”, which debuted on the Kodiak platform. However, it’s in the communications department where things will change swiftly.
Things have changed since 2008, and the presidential limo’s role as a mobile command center will only grow. Also, it’s safe to expect some sort of adjustable suspension, as the report remembers an embarrassing incident in 2011. The president’s limo became stuck on a steeply-graded sidewalk when departing the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, Ireland.
And, as always, expect the full slew of life-proofing on the 2017 presidential limousine. That includes bomb proofing, armored windows and oxygen supplies to withstand a chemical weapons attack.
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Awesome! A new President, a new limo, as the country heads in a new direction.
Interesting to note that Michigan just got confirmed that Trump won the state. That means working class union members, mostly in the car industry, voted Donald Trump as their next President.
Awesome? If you say so.
Awesome I guess if you think the corporate attorneys, lobbyists, and bankers that run Washington DC care the slightest bit about things like abortion rights, gun rights, Jesus, or, for truly crying out f’ing loud, [SEVERE SARCASM ALERT] a sex-crazed, little brown-skinned man that wants to rape our nation’s mothers and daughters, or, oh-my-heavens, a big, scary, free-loading black dude/thug that would rather get high than work. (Thanks black dude! You and those meanie environmental protections are why we have no more manufacturing jobs. It sure isn’t because of currency manipulation or that there are people willing to do those same jobs for pennies on the dollar. No it can’t be that.)
The changes a coming, if you’re still with me, Wow, are really about two things: corporate power and, well, corporate power. You don’t have to believe me now. But you’re about to see a major revision of our country’s tax system. The services we all rely on, not to mention things like Obamacare, Medicare, education, environmental protections, infrastructure funding, and Social Security, will be slashed, slaughtered, and privatized/handed over to big money donors to “help” finance it. I say “help” because even though they’ll tell you otherwise, the numbers won’t even begin to add up. Our deficit is going to EXPLODE and America will be, LOL, that much “greater.” (And that’s for starters.)
Sorry, this wasn’t a student council election, Wow. You won’t be able to just turn the page when this one’s said and done. What some are calling “the big rape” is headed your way (and mine, if that’s any comfort) soon.
You have been conned. Oh. So. Easily..
Grow up. Give the guy a chance. Being cynical is not helpful and exactly what is bad for this country. Just like the protests. we are Americans before we are democrats or republicans, conservative or liberal and people must recognize that if this country is going to survive. The people who hold pessimistic views of the future pose a greater threat to the nation than this man.
Relax, Chicken Little, the sky is not falling. If you think the country was on a steady, safe trajectory before the election, you’re running on emotion, not logic. The next president doesn’t owe a thing to special interests; just the public -and not only the citizens who voted for him. If he fails to keep his promises, then we can collectively voice righteous anger at being betrayed yet again. In four years, we’ll get another chance to self-correct.
It’s a little premature to rush to judgment before anything has happened.
Auto workers are being laid off again, for a variety of reasons, along with many others. The economy has not recovered. I remain optimistic a leader with more business acumen than a group of career, self-serving politicians on both sides of the aisle can point this country in a forward direction. Non-performing members of both parties have reason to fear for their “jobs,” –as they should. This country has become so divided in recent years, we’re losing our sense of what it is that truly makes it great. It isn’t perfect, but after traveling extensively abroad, I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather live.
Democracy is a work in progress; it improves in fits and starts, not in a linear fashion.
As for negativity regarding securing the border, have you ever lived near the Southern US border? This problem that has been growing for forty years. I’m all for legal immigration, and widespread issuance of working visas. We need foreign workers who perform work that citizens won’t. (Taking one of these jobs should be a pre-condition for able-bodied people on welfare, but that’s another story.)
Extending benefits citizens pay for to people who don’t contribute to the state and federal tax system is economically unfeasible. There’s a reason the Canadian border is porous and ignored for the most part.
The recent election proves the media’s “grip” on the public is an illusion. The people wants, no-demand, real, measurable change and accountability from our elected officials. We haven’t received it, and weren’t going to achieve it by a continuation of the same, pay-to-play policies that have resulted in a grid-locked government perpetuated by both aisles.
We can all agree, the deficit is a huge threat to the economic success this country. Reducing hugely lop-sided trade deficits as well as controlling spending will help immeasurably. Can it be accomplished fairly without stepping on someone’s toes? Nope. It would be naive to think otherwise. Bolstering the Chinese economy (by taking advantage of cheap labor) to somehow induce them to liberalize their society is a dead end, as well as engaging in counties whose deeply-ingrained religious ideologies will NEVER change, any more than ours can. This doesn’t mean we can’t get along and help each other, but trying to influence fundamental, core changes in the world is next-to-impossible. Not everything can be fixed by US involvement, be it bombs or money. But we can make this country better if we pull together without being so devisive.
Happy Veteran’s Day! I served to help preserve your right to disagree with me.
I’ll remain open-minded and watch, and vote for or against in the next election.
Thank you WxW, Don and CC Clarke. Very well put.
Upon finding out that Trump will be our next President, the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe is flying to NYC to visit our President elect, within several days. Abe and all of Japan may now have something to worry about. While it’s true that Japan car companies have a number of factories in the U.S., they will have an issue with all of their Japan exported high end vehicles, which continues to cause an extreme unfair trade imbalance in the U.S..
We all know how President elect Trump feels about unfair trade imbalances.
Abe also clearly understands that Trump will have strong support from the Republican majority in Congress.
No big deal. The fix is that Japan may now have to find a way to open their hidden barriers allowing our auto companies to sell cars competitively to Japan.
If Abe returns to Japan with a special edition, “Prime Minister” Cadillac, (bullet proof) limo, Abe’s Constituents, (Toyota), will end his career quickly.
Japan car companies do have factories in the U.S., but several issues make for unfair play. No unions and manipulated input costs allow these transplants to pay little if any taxes. In addition, key engineering and management positions are located mostly in Japan. This imbalance does nothing for the loss of engineering and key management careers within the U.S. economy.
You realize the republicans originally pushed TPP and that they only really ran away from it late in the game, sort of like they did immigration reform, because it was proving unpopular among voters.
Trump on the other hand, at the very least, has strong financial ties with China (how strong we’ll likely never know now) which has been at odds with Japan for decades. Something important to keep in mind is that the TPP was designed to counter China’s economic rise while strengthening our nation’s ties with our allies (it was badly flawed, yes, but never in ways Trump described). Remember also, Obama’s “pivot to Asia” was to counter China’s ever increasing military and “diplomatic” might, not to mention deterring Nuclear North Korea. Long story short: Japan is toast. And China, not to mention their strategic partner/Trump bed-buddy, Russia, likely gets free reign throughout Asia, Europe, and the eventual W,
Sky falling? I don’t know but judging from the team Trump is assembling, his focus is going to be busy on exporting American resources–specifically natural resources. We’ll see how tough he gets with Japan, or China ,or our friends Mexico and Canada–which have been raking us over the coals for decades, as Trump would have you believe.
CC Clarke, I posted a long reply to your post. The mods killed it apparently because I provided two links related to lobbying and our soon to be VP. I’m going to keep them under my belt for now. All I can hope for going forward is that many of you won’t just rely on one corporate, right-wing pundit after another for your news, that others back off on the outright disinformation, and a few of you, just a few, activate your BS detectors.