There Are Some Pretty Wild Rules The First Family Must Follow While Living In The White House

I don’t think any of us think that being the President of the United States would be a cake walk. It looks like a lot of long day, sleepless nights, and a whole lot of responsibility. However, it’s pretty cool that they get to move into the White House, RENT FREE, for the entire time they’re in office.

However, I bet you didn’t know that there are some surprisingly strict rules that every President must follow when they’re running the free world. It turns out that they can’t just live like a King.

Not Everything Is Free

Photo Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Photo Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Believe it or not, although the First Family may not have to pay rent or utilities, they do have to pay for their own food. While living in the White House, they have to pay for every meal that they eat.

The Presidential Room is covered, but other than that, they have to pay for their meals as well as any personal items. This way, the President, and his family can’t spend the citizen’s taxes on their own comfort. They have to work and pay to eat just like every other American.