That’s quite a carbon tire print.
In Europe, he went first to Rome, where the staff was immense because everyone wants to see the pope, before heading to the COP26 summit in Glasgow.
According to the Daily Mail:
The president always travels with a sizable contingent of aides, military officials, and medical officials.
But this time, his retinue was padded even further for his audience with Pope Francis – his fourth. While in Rome, an old city with many narrow roads, Biden’s motorcade was extended by Italian COVID-19 restrictions which limit passengers to four people per vehicle.
Biden travels in ‘the Beast’ almost wherever he goes, and his motorcade typically includes a second fully armored presidential limo. It also includes special communications vehicles, an ambulance, police escorts, and vehicles containing armed agents – along with vans carrying photographers and press who shadow the president wherever he travels.
An audience with the pope is one that aides clamor to join in every administration, and Biden’s was no exception.
The manifest provided by the White House showed Biden led a party of a dozen people, including the first lady, White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor, security advisor Jake Sullivan, and senior advisor Mike Donilon. The president was accompanied by senior officials including Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, among others.