Of course. We can’t expect the First Dog to fly with the rest of the family now, can we? The president may eat him. How much is this costing the American taxpayers?
Rooms have to be found for dozens of Secret Service agents, someone has to carry a selection of presidential basketballs, and of course the family dog needs his own state-of-the-art aircraft.
Bo, the president’s Portuguese Water Dog, arrived separately on one of two MV-22 Ospreys, a hybrid aircraft which takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane. It was the first time the Ospreys have been taken on holiday by a US president.
And probably the last, because no one with an ounce of self-awareness would send a flea-infested mutt on a separate goddamn plane! Especially not in the midst of this ruinous economy.