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WASHINGTON — President Obama is barnstorming the heartland to boost US jobs in a taxpayer-financed luxury bus the government had custom built — in Canada, The Post has learned.
It’s a VIP H3-45 model, the company’s top of the line, and is used by major traveling rock bands. “That’s the more luxurious model,” Christine Garant of Prevost told The Post.
“When we have the Country Music Awards, we sometimes see a lot of them,” she said, noting that Kid Rock, David Lee Roth and Kenny Rogers also have owned them.
Obama’s new ride is equipped to carry all the baggage a president needs — including the “football” that allows him to remotely control US nuclear weapons.
There’s electronic equipment allowing Obama to communicate and teleconference worldwide.
Like his GM-built limousine, nicknamed “The Beast,” the bus has armored doors.
The president also has large flat-screen TV sets and comfortable couches.
There’s a bathroom, but unlike on Air Force One, no sleeping area.
The bus was ordered by the Secret Service in July 2010 and delivered two months ago. source – NY Post