10 Things U.S. Presidents Can’t Do In Office...

Drive a car on a public road

Presidents of the United States are prohibited from driving on public roads for reasons of safety and security. Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, was the last president to drive on a public highway.


Use personal technology unmonitored

Political leaders are safeguarded by the Secret Service of the United States. They must be aware of every threat, including the president's use of personal devices like phones and laptops.


Accept expensive gifts

Presidents can't accept expensive gifts from world leaders or other dignitaries unless they follow specific rules. The National Archives must receive donations of more than US$390 (32,216). Anything less is regarded as a memento or token of respect.


Make instant dinner plans

Presidents are permitted to dine out, but the Secret Service will need sufficient notice to secure the establishment. Additionally, the food taster must be present.


Use commercial airlines

The president is prohibited from flying on commercial airlines by the Secret Service. Despite the fact that they have the Boeing 747, also known as a Jumbo Jet, which was designed specifically for presidential use, they hardly need to.


Go to the movies

There is no other option than going to the movies. The movies are brought to the White House, where they are enjoyed by presidents and their families in a small theater with large buckets of buttery popcorn.


Can't go anywhere without the "football"

While traveling with the president, Secret Service agents carry a briefcase that has been nicknamed "nuclear football." Although the specifics of the items are unknown, they give the president the ability to verify his identity and get in touch with the National Military Command Center in an emergency.


Open the windows in the White House

For security reasons, the Secret Service requires that all windows remain closed. All official transportation windows are subject to this rule as well.


Ride in a convertible car

A turning point in presidential security occurred when John F. Kennedy was shot dead while riding in a convertible car in 1963. It is no longer allowed for presidents to ride in open-topped convertibles.


Clean their office

It is forbidden for the president to clean the office or discard mail. Before being thrown away, other members of the White House staff must meticulously sort and clean everything.