Obama's upcoming trip to India is not as expensive as you might have heard, thankfully! The figure swirling around the web estimates the cost of Mr. President's trip to be a lowly $200 million dollars. No biggie.
Luckily, that figure is wildly off the mark. An Indian media outlet threw out the crazy amount and the rest of the world ran with it.
The White House said in a statement, "The numbers reported in this article have no basis in reality. Due to security concerns, we are unable to outline details associated with security procedures and costs, but it's safe to say these numbers are wildly inflated."
These trips do cost millions of dollars a day, but it's nice to know the $200 million figure is exaggerated. The President takes a small army overseas to protect him. It's the Secret Service's job to protect the president, and they will do so at any cost.